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The Two-Pronged Ethiopian Civil War: Propaganda and Bombs

Gedab news learned that Eritrean refugees in  May-Aini and Adi-Harish refugee camps in Tigray, have not faced major displacement. The refugees are still in the  camps where UNHCR is expected to reestablish its presence very soon.

Workers of the Refugee agency in the camps, mostly Tigrayans,  fled the camps when the war between the Ethiopian federal forces and regional Tigrayan forces started.

There are many underage refugees in the camps, particularly in May-Ayni.

Caught in the crossfire, so far, the refugees have sustained minor casualties. Several persons were wounded or killed in the crossfire during the earlier weeks of the war.

According to the resident of the camps, Tigrayan and Amhara militia forces are around the camps where they clash intermittently. In other areas, the fighting is more intense, particularly around May-Tsemri. No reliable news is available from Shimelba and Hntsats, bigger camps located in a major fighting area.

Elsewhere, the real war on the ground seems to be relegated to secondary level as the propaganda war became more intense and significant. Moreover, Diaspora Ethiopians continue to spread hate speeches to agitate for more bloodshed through social media platforms.

In the absence of formal verifiable news from the warring sides, the anxiety among the people of the Horn of Africa region has reached a serious level. An observer said, “the social media war among partisan diaspora Ethiopians has exasperated the situation as they incite for more violence and hate.” The official media has not fared any better broadcasting little information or unverifiable news.

The Ethiopian federal government has blocked all communications within Tigray. However, some refugees were able to make calls by climbing on high hills for better reception. After a month of total blackout, it’s not clear whether the government has allowed a limited communication in the area or the signals are an overflow from adjacent areas. The telecommunication services in the Amhara region that borders Tigray region is still unhampered.

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  • Dongolo

    Selam Amanuel Hidrat. You have slept with the TPLF and terrorists in your bid to destroy Eritrea. Now with the the TPLF toasted, do you plan on strengthening ties with terrorist groups in bid to topple PIA/PFDJ? To recall ‘n 2002 the assembly developed and was named the Eritrean National Alliance. The Democratic Organization of Red Sea Afar and the Eritrean Cooperation Parties joined the Alliance.In October 2002, thirteen groups formed the ENA, and the name of the Alliance of Eritrean National Force was changed to the Eritrean National Alliance (ENA) ENA, based in Ethiopia and Heruy Tedla Biru became its leader. The Alliance was made up of quite a number of groups, their precise goals, are highly uncertain. Some are believed to be mutually hostile, and tend not to cooperate. Eritrean Islamic Salvation/Eritrean Islamic Jihad. seeks an Islamist state in Eritrea. Led by Sheikh Khalil Mohammed Amir. The ENA also admitted receiving finances from the Sudanese, Ethiopian and Yemen government (Plaut, 2005:638)’

    • Nitricc

      Hi Dengolo; give this link to Aman-H as a gift. lol what kind of military is this.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4VjbOhymZg&feature=emb_logo

      • Abi

        General
        Amanuel Hidrat watched this show live from the president’s box. He was a guest of honor for his lifetime support.

        ይህንን ሚሊሽያ አምኜ እንኳን ወደ ጦር ሜዳ ወደ ገበያ አልክም::

        • Nitricc

          Abiy here is the stright from General Abebaw Taddese.

          አንድ ሰው መቼ እና የት የተነሳሁት እንደሆነ የማላስታውሰው (በኢትዮ ኤርትራ ጦርነት አካባቢ ይመስለኛል) ይሄን ፎቶዬን በመልዕክቱ ሳጥን ልኮልኝ አገኘሁ። ፎቶውን ሳይ በዚያ ደም አፋሳሽ ጦርነት የነበረው ተጋድሎ በእዝነ ልቦናየ ተመላለሰ። ደጋግሜ ሳስበው በሬ ካራጁ ይውላል የሚሉት ብሂል ትክክል ነው አልኩኝ። ወንድሞቻችንን የወጋነው በእነዚህ ከሃዲዎች ውሸት መሆኑን ስረዳ በጣም አዘንኩኝ። ኤርትራውያን የእኛ ጦር ክህደት ተፈጽሞበት በራሱ ወገን ከጀርባው ሲወጋ መውጫ በር በመስጠት ታሪካዊ ውለታ እንደዋሉልን ማየቴ ነው የጸጸቴ ምንጭ። እንደ ኢትዮጵያዊነቴም እነደ ሰራዊቱ መሪም የኤርትራ መንግስት በዚያ ቀውጢ ሰዓት የዋለልንን ውለታ ከፍለን የምንጨርሰው አይመስለኝም። የሆኖ ሆኖ አረመኔው የህወሓት ጁንታ በመወገዱ በኢትዮጵያውያን እና ኤርትራውያን መካከል ያለው የማይበጠስ ወንድማማችነት እንደገና በቅርቡ ተመልሶ ያብባል። የዛኔ ይሄንን ታሪክ እያስታወሳችሁ ኤርትራውያን እህት ወንድሞቻችሁን በፍጹም ፍቅር እንድትንከባከቧቸው ኢትዮጵያዊያንን አደራ እላለሁ።

      • Hashela

        Hi Nitricc

        Sometimes, the comic value and the deeper meaning of a comedy is more fully understood after the show is over!

        With all the endless and asynchronous parades of elderly and underage Tigrayans, this show was already funny at the time it was presented.

        Now with the benefit of hindsight, this show reveals that TPLF’s generals, fully aware of the futility of the war that they were projecting as inevitable and winnable, were busy organizing funeral spectacles of TPLF and, by extension, Tigray Killel in its current form and shape.

      • Consolation

        Hi Nitro,

        The only group that marched properly were the police. The militia were hilarious and there was nothing special about the special force. I am trying to Imagine the intelligence of the generals who started the war relying on these men.

    • Consolation

      Selam Dongolo,

      Believing that the TPLF would defeat Eritrea, a group called the Alliance of Eritrean National Force (AENF) was formed in March 1999 in Khartoum under the leadership of Abdella Idris. Their dream was to take power after Eritrea was defeated by the TPLF. As a consequence of the devastating failure of the second weyane incursion into Eritrea, the Sudanese began to have second thoughts and reduced their support for the traitors. Abdella Idris and his cohorts found a new patron in the TPLF and so moved to Ethiopia to become maidservants of the thugs for the next 20 years. As a founding member of the AENF, the history of treason of the ELF-RC starts in 1999, when the Eritrean people were gallantly defending their new nation. It was natural for the Eritrean traitors to sell themselves to the TPLF back-stabbers for has it not been said that birds of the same feather flock together. Master and servant are now both dead, the former literally, the latter politically.

      • Dis Donc

        Hola Consolación,

        Actually the process started earlier than that. I remember of being invited into one these gatherings when I went to Sudan (in the summer of 93/94?) to get my birth certificate. The cooling of relations between the two PLFs also began in and around the same time. I recall one time, in one of my weekends from AAU, went to visit a Hamassien elderly who used to work for the Ethiopian gov’t. They practically threw him and his belongings out of his office. I mean literally! When I asked why, the elderly looked at me and said “run for your life!” Leave this country kind of thing.

        It would interesting if people, in-the-know, write about these painful episodes. Not only for they are sellable but also to document them so that future generations would know! That way we can also elevate our human value in the eyes many.

        • Consolation

          Hoola Disc Donc,

          I really cannot make head or tail of what you are trying to say. I hope you are not suffering the AS syndrome!

          • Dis Donc

            Morning Consolation,

            The process of conspiring to get rid of Isaias and his organization started a bit earlier than that of your dated. That movement, I believe, probably started (or moved to) in Addis somewhere around 94/95. I say this because the evidenced animosity towards Eritreans in Ethiopia by the TPLF around that time. When TPLF changed its mind about an independent Eritrea? That I don’t know!

            As a passing remark, I added that it would’ve been nice if some of us, in-the-know, write and document it.

  • Nitricc

    Hi All; they can have the straggle era pictures and all the of that but why this? Do they have dignity? A LITTLE?

    https://i.ibb.co/tLYd5Cw/Tigrains-are-looting-pictures-of-Eritreans-2020-12-11-123314.png

  • iSem

    Thanks Awate Team for publishing this gem, much appreciated

    Thanks Fanti Ghan. Tigray is also not made from clay. The Tigray people will come back roaring too

    Eritrea: Heroes Made of Steel (By FantiGhana)
    At this stage of Eritrea’s never ending drama, in which the actors are now masked, I feel your pain, I understand your agony, but, please, please, do not ever despair. Not even for a moment. Eritrea is not made of clay. She is made of steel. She will survive, and, yes, she will come back roaring!

    • Dis Donc

      Hola Sem,

      Nobody in his right mind has anything against the Tigray people. Rightly so, they (along with the other Ethiopian communities and the horn at large) are the proud of black people around the world. They were known for their hard work, respect for others, and equity in peace partnerships. In that regard, many in Ethiopia cheered for TPLF and its allies as they rolled into Addis and beyond. Many expected a lot at the time, except few of us, who knew these group to the core.

      Tears of joy have not dried when the TPLF cliques began to emulate themselves into forcing others for subjugation. They anoint themselves of an arrogance myrrh for which they used to call the shots at everything and anything of cultural and economical values. At first the upper handing was achieved with deceits and emotional terrors. The end result was anything but the equity that was yearned. It quickly became an intolerably murderous! They promised so much and delivered bloodbath. To the point that their presence became toxic to the society at large. It’s important we differentiate Tigray from the above unmentionable entity that had been the Achilles hills of the horn.

      Remember that Tigrayans (or in its different formats) are always welcome for as long as they advocate and struggle for equity, unity and above all legality, into Addis again and again! BY ALL MEANS!!

      • Selam Dis Donc,

        When tplf started the war, it was not against the federal government, but against the people of Tigray as well. The fact that they destroyed infrastructures as they retreated, doesn’t explain being part of their war effort. They didn’t care that the infrastructures are there to serve the people of Tigray.

        The most important thing that remains to do is to rehabilitate Tigray as soon as possible. The people are asking for electricity, phone, internet, water, etc, connections as quickly as possible.

        They seem to be happy tplf is gone, and now naturally what they care about is their everyday life. The government is trying to help, but it must know that this needs its biggest effort, if it really wants to win hearts and minds. The military success without governmental provisions is nothing. That is where the government should succeed as well.

        • Dis Donc

          Hola Admas,

          I’ve said enough about what needs to be done in an immediate future, in the Tigray region. All that and the obvious! There is, however, another important message that the FED should deliver as well, with no less importance. It needs to be clear that the bills for these recovery efforts (however short in period and portion, might be) are footed by the rest of the Ethiopian community, which up until recently were burdened with the hateful rampages of the TPLF cliques. They should never let it happen on their behalf again.

  • Dis Donc

    Hola Consolación,
    Uncalled for? Here’s what you wrote in response to ND,

    “… cut Tigray down to size by transferring all the lands that the TPLF has stolen from Amhara, i.e., Humera Kafta, Welkait, Tsegede, Tselemt, Raya, to their rightful owners,….”
    This would be tantamount to the unbecoming behavior of pre-war TPLF. The PM has no power to do so but the fed take over these contentious issues.

    “The second thing he can do is confiscate all the wealth that was stolen over the 27 years that the TPLF and Tigrayans were looting Ethiopia. All the monies they borrowed from Ethiopian banks and did not pay back should be collected.”
    Again, NO. Ethiopia belong a modern state in the making, has commercial laws regulating financial crimes, debt reconciliation and remedies, and undo unjustified financial gains.

    “If Tigrayans object, then do to them what they did to the Somali Region, carpet bomb them back to the stone age!”
    A big fat NO! What Tigray needs is for the war to come a conclusion with/out victory and let the state governs itself. Up to secession! Bring the criminal clique to the fed court in Tigray and later to the The Hague for ethnic cleansing.

    If I may ask, were you commenting out of humanity or vengeance for it is glaringly clear that you have no clue about the local and international laws. What Ethiopia (being the gentile/untouchable) needs is peace with herself and not some kind of inflammatory/incendiary comments from some sacred cows. To which many consume themselves with!

    • Nitricc

      If I may ask, were you commenting out of humanity or vengeance for it is glaringly clear that you have no clue about the local and international laws.

      DONC; long time. Conso is commenting based of justice, fairness and of course a lesson for the Tigryans. they need to learn.

      • Dis Donc

        Little bro,

        How art thou! Yeah, I know…. no worries buddy! Just trying to bring the best out of him, that’s all. Where are PEACE and HOPE NEBSY?

    • Consolation

      Dis Donc,

      When you fight a war where tens of thousands are killed, all talk of law and niceties become just that, talk. If you think those who chased the TPLF out of Raya or Humera or Welkait are going to relinquish what they took, then you are very naive. Already, they are erasing the TPLF legacies and establishing their own administrations. After all, ownership is nine-tenth of the law. Pretending that the unelected Abiy is acting according to the law does not wash. It is a revolution that is taking place just like that of the Derg or Weyane. In fact, for all practical purposes, the Weyane constitution is dead. This is a very opportune moment for Ethiopians to dismantle the Weyane system and craft a new one and Abiy should throw out his pastoral mantle and grow some balls. I may have been blunt, but that was a deliberate provocation because I wanted to flush out the Weyane stooges here. In any case, stolen property should be returned to its rightful owners whether it is land or cash. It may be done by fiat or according to laws that can be enacted, but there is nothing illegal in confiscating stolen property. For example, Sibhat Nega’s nephew is a billionaire. Is there any doubt that most of that wealth was accumulated by nefarious methods.

  • Simon Kaleab

    Selam,

    Italian centre forward, hero of World Cup 82 in Spain, Paolo Rossi just passed away. In the 2nd round match against Brazil, Rossi, a goal poacher, scored all 3 good goals. I am angry about the result, 3:2 in favour of Italy.

    The game was played in the Italian half most of the time. After many years, I have still not recovered from the shock of the Brazilian defeat. Referee Abraham Klein did a poor job, unable to be tough on the violent Italian defenders (Collovati, Gentile and Scirea). The Brazilians had the gods of football: Zico, Socrates, Falcao and Eder.

    After that game, one journalist wrote: “The Day Football Died”.

    • Consolation

      Selam SK,

      Many football aficionados claim that the 1982 Brazilian team was the best world cup team ever. They were expected to go all the way. That their quest was quashed by that little opportunist added a lot of salt to their and wold-wide fans’ injury. I wept when I learned of Socrates death at the young age of 58. He was the most elegant mid-fielder that graced a football pitch. I felt nothing when I heard that Rossi has followed him at 64.

      • Berhe Y

        Hi Consolation,

        I felt nothing when I heard that Rossi has followed him at 64.

        You take yourself too seriously:), I think it’s a big loss to millions of people who they cherished him.

        I too was cheering for Brazil, and I remember particularly the game between Brazil and Soviet Union. As you said, Socrates scored the equalizer brilliant goal after being down by one goal for almost of the game.

        That Brazilian team didn’t have a good goalie which made it vulnerable to Paulo Rossi. Italy had on the other hand, Dino Zoff who played amazing including the controversial save.

        That’s foot ball and why it’s the best sport ever. Not only the glory but also the disappoint lives for ever to cherish.

        Rest in peace Paulo Rossi.

        • Consolation

          Hello Berhe,

          I know he was regarded as a god in Italy and that millions will weep for him. I normally feel a pang when a well-known personality passes away, but honestly, I felt nothing when I heard of his death. It was perhaps due to the traumatic disappoint I felt. I did not watch the rest of the games. He scored 6 goals none of which is memorable; he was just a poacher, like a little fox that snatches your hens when you are not looking. In any case, RIP!

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Consolation,

            I understand what you mean, but he managed to win pretty much all that’s available to win, not only the world cup but at him for his club and European championship. He had the brilliance to predict the right time and right place with ability to finish. He scored all three goals against Brazil 2 goals against Poland semi-final and the opening goal in the finals.

            The Brazil / USSR game was played late at night in Asmara. And my Dad was in the bars to watch the game, and I was at my neighbor house (we didn’t ahve tv then).

            In the bar there was quite a number of Ethiopians watching the game (mostly soldiers / ESEPA members) who were cheering to Soviet Union while the rest of where cheering quietly for Brazil (all the Ghoud / comrade none sense). When Socrates scored, the people couldn’t hold it any longer and burst in cheers….

            It was when I started to watch football and the best days to be a innocent child ….

            Berhe

          • Abi

            Hawna Berhe + Consolation
            Although I was very young,I remember most of the games. I was more devastated by France defeat against West Germany. I was supporting Team Platini and Tigana.

            As you said Rosi was a poacher. A typical number 9. RIP.
            I liked him play for Juventus with Platini and Bonieck? ቦንየክ ( I don’t know how to spell his name ) . He was from Poland.
            Fun fact
            Your father bought you TV after the World Cup. I believe it was a color TV.
            I watched Spain 82 with Black and White TV. There was no color TV back then. The first Color TV service was available during የኢሰፖ ምስረታ ( 10ኛው የአብዮት በዓል).

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Abi,

            You are right, and you have good memory.
            I remember that game, when Jan Tigana missed the shot during the penalty shootout and France lost.

            Tesfamichal Fanjue who played for ELPA and he played in Addis Abeba played like Socrates.
            His penalty shot was the signature Socrates, standing close the ball and make the shot 90 degree. May he rest in peace.

            Berhe

          • Abi

            Hawna Berhe
            The game went overtime and France was winning 2-0 during the extra time. Rummenigge ( Currently Bayern Munichen president) came in and equalized the game. The rest is painful history.

          • Simon Kaleab

            Abi,

            That French team was a team of cowards. When French teams see anything German, they start shaking like a leaf.

            That West German team was beaten 2:1 by a very technical Algerian team in the group stages. West Germany was able to progress to the next stage by fixing a match with their cousins Austria.

          • Abi

            Simon
            The worst thing happened in that World Cup was the match fixing . The punishment was even worse. Slap on the wrist.
            Germany almost always beat France. France almost always beat Brazil. I love those matchups.
            The same France team won the 1984 Europe championship.

          • Simon Kaleab

            Abi,

            France met Brazil 15 times.
            They won 6, lost 6, and drew 3 times.
            The 1998 French win was highly suspicious!

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Simon,

            For a guy who is highly intelligent, you fall in the conspiracy theory easily. Sometimes things just happen.

            Most if not all the Brazilian players were multimillionaire, and for those who were not, their multimillion contract depends if they do well in those tournaments, beside having to live all their life to get to that level.

            On top of that, you are taking away, the pure talent of the likes of Zidane, I think the best player after Moradnna, as fas I am concerned.

            That French team I think was better than Michel Platini team or the last team that won the World Cup.

            Here is the master and his elegance.

            https://youtu.be/j4jfxEEbJMY

            Berhe

          • Abi

            Hawna Berhe
            You said it all. Thanks for the link. That goal against Leverkusen at the champions league final is probably the best.
            He was one of a kind!!!

            Man U vs Man City second half just started.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Abi,

            I am going to catch the game. Thanks for the reminder.

          • Simon Kaleab

            Selam Berhe,

            Consider the following:

            FIFA is corrupt
            FIFA believes in political correctness, diversity etc.
            Of the 7 founding members of FIFA, France and Germany are the heavy weights
            By 1998, Germany had won the W. Cup many times, but France zero times
            A French man, Jules Rimet was a past president of FIFA, for 33 years
            France is influential inside FIFA
            France was desperate to win the W. Cup
            Before the match, there was a lot of drama and confusion in Brazilian camp, very unusual
            Is Ronaldo playing? No, his state of mind is not ok
            Few hours later, yes he is playing
            During the match, Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Babeto, Leonardo, the whole team had no spring, no spark, became frozen
            Zidan, who was goal shy in previous matches scores twice!

            Conclusion:
            Let France win this one, diversity! A fixed match!

          • Abi

            Simon
            I disagree.
            Brazil desperately wanted to win that game to make it two in a row. Remember that they won the 94 World Cup. They wanted to make history.

          • Simon Kaleab

            Abi,

            In that final, one expects both teams to be fired up; the game to move from one end of the pitch to the other end, to be well balanced.

            But the match looked as if France was playing against Malta, San Marino, Finland or Lichtenstein. Strangely, the Brazilians looked jaded, dazed and confused, because a quiet word was whispered to them to throw the game away.

            At the end of the 2002 W. Cup final, German national team manager and former player Rudi Voller, after Brazil defeated Germany, said: “Win or lose, Brazil are the ULTIMATE in football”. But in 1998, when defeated by France, they didn’t show their class, because it was a fixed match!

          • Simon Kaleab

            Selam Consolation,

            Rossi’s goals were relatively easier:
            Goal 1, a free header from a cross, Rossi was not marked
            Goal 2, Rossi was lurking around the Brazilian defence, he intercepted a back pass by Cerezo, shoots and scores
            Goal 3, I think there was a corner. Some usual corner mayhem, The ball lands at the feet of a Brazilian defender, Rossi quickly snatches it, shoots and scores.

            All were typical poacher goals. By contrast, the 2 Brazilian goals by Socrates and Falcao, were difficult and sublime,

      • Simon Kaleab

        Selam Consolation,

        Socrates was very talented, elegant, cool, politically aware and well educated (MD), while Rossi was, like most European centre forwards, an opportunistic goal poacher. Rossi was also involved in match fixing corruption.

        • Dis Donc

          Hola Simon,
          I don’t wanna ruin your good-feel mood but you do know that SOCRATES was a leftist and a unionist? Things with which you have allergies to.

          • Simon Kaleab

            Selam Dis Donc,

            In the context of Brazil, where there is a lot of injustice, Socrates was, like Trump, on the side of the poor working man.

          • Nitricc

            Socrates was, like Trump, on the side of the poor working man.

            Simon, do you drink? i am just asking. Or smocking something? i am for real.

          • Simon Kaleab

            Nitricc,

            Do you know Trump’s economic policies?

            By the way, Dementia Joe Biden’s son, crack addict Hunter is being investigated for money laundering linked to China by the Justice Department and the FBI. The corrupt media is silent, they are not telling you,

          • Dis Donc

            Hola Simon,

            What ails Brazil is lack of good formation (education). This in turn led people to trust the few educated. Corruption is as a result that broken trust of which few so-called educated went awry with the wealth of the nation.

            The case of the US is something that is a totally self made demise which are numerous in numbers and humongous in sizes, to mention here. Given these facts, I never believed that Trump will correct all the wrongs in his 4-8 short years of office rather hopeful that he would lay out the foundation to implement changes that are sorely needed. He let me down greatly, though, as he either doesn’t understand the magnitude of the ills that the society (both inshore and offshore) carries. Or he just doesn’t know how to solve them.

            Finally, I will add that Biden is neither here nor there! in fact, he is part of the problem as he is practically born in the senate.

            Take it easy, mate!

        • iSem

          Hi Simon K:
          I am still in denial, in denial that you are humoring the one cell brains here, correct me if I am work.
          But, I maybe wrong in my assumption as sometimes smart people are blinded. Trump on the side of working people, really. Do you mean he says it or do you really mean he is. Forget your silly, false analogy to socrates. Trump is coward and am glad that he has been voted out by 7 million people Or do you also believe that the election was Fraud.
          If Trump was elected he would have tried to change the cons. to become president for life, that is why he is envies Chines president, he said that himself
          yes 74 million people voted for him many for his anti immigrant dark-ages idea of wall and some for his racism. But US prevailed and now the GOP will have to cleanse itself. Political scientists were warning about GOP that it has become party of conspiracy and anti science. Some like Gov Hogan are thinking of third party to leave GOP to be the party of educated ppl like Sen Paul to be conspiracy peddlers.

          Millions of the Trump supporters like the one celled members here, joggar danga, illiterate and non-college and by your constant support of Trump idea you have become like Dr.Rand Paul and Cruz. I am sorry to say this to a smart person I like, unless you convince me otherwise
          Let me make it simple: conservative good, Trump bad. Trump is fleecing the his non-college supporters

          Simon: Trump believes in loony things like the vaccines have alient sperms to corrupt the human race, he twitted these words which were uttered by his dr. supporter, which am ashamed to hear as she was a black, supporting trump, opposing PFDJ, do not compute..
          Like those who are supporting this war by citing the TPLF blunders, please do not answer to this comment by bringing up the blunders of democrats.

          Do you believe in the loony ideas that many of the Trump joggar dang believe, the anti science, the conspiracy?

  • Semere Tesfai

    Selam All

    It is amazing how, many of our Awate family members have grown wings and turned into angels – just in the last few weeks. Now please allow me to introduce you with our NEW pacifist, antiwar, angel Amanuel Hidrat.

    1. – Awate Gadeb News:
    “On Saturday morning March 17, 2012, Ethiopian forces made a second incursion inside Eritrean territories and attacked several Ethiopian opposition and Eritrean security camps.
    Though Ethiopia has, denied Saturday’s attack, Gedab News learned that, on Saturday, the Ethiopians have occupied the villages of Adi Teklai, Sheshebit and surroundings. These two villages are close to the village of Badme which was the flashpoint in the fierce border war of 1998-2000 where about 70,000 soldiers died from both sides. Gedab News has also learned that on last Thursday’s attack, Ethiopian forces have occupied a swath of land east and west of Bada including the villages of Renda, Detsen, Alha, Gindab where the Ethiopian forces still are as of the time this report is published.”

    Amanuel Hidrat for Violent Regime Change – in reaction to the news
    (March 19,2012)

    2. – ” I believe Ethiopia and Eritrea should be an ideal partners, and still have the potential and the “audible gasp” in the region, to play the leading role to change the region into a magnet of economic development, provided if we secure peace and stability. To actualize this reality, the regime in Asmara must be removed by all means including with help of external forces if it warrant the democratic change in the region as we witness in the Arab spring. Isaias and his clique are the source of destabilization force in the region. The Ethiopian government and the ENCDC must find a way out in harvesting diplomatic gain at this crucial time.”

    Amanuel Hidrat for Non-Violent Regime Change – in reaction to the demise of the Woyane

    selam Berhe Y

    “I think you become the stooge of the regime. Where did I justify the missiles that hits Asmara? I think I told to the one who accused me before you straight forward as follows: “ how could one who oppose the war could condone the missiles that are fired to Asmara”. Does this statement infer by all means or any means that I support the missiles attack of Asmara? unless you have an ulterior motive to blackmail me. Second, being against the war does not mean I support TPLF. I don’t understand the war is against the TPLF like you and your likes. I see the war is against the Tigray people. Sadly, we are seeing the effect of the war on the poor Tigray people.”

    Just two weeks ago

    In the words of the immortal Ras Abi: Some of us do remember

    Semere Tesfai

    • Nitricc

      econd, being against the war does not mean I support TPLF. I don’t understand the war is against the TPLF like you and your likes. I see the war is against the Tigray people. Sadly, we are seeing the effect of the war on the poor Tigray people.”

      Hi Semere; i am lost about Aman-H; I guess in the great words of Hashela explain it. this is a syndrome indeed. One thing is for sure, the people of Tigray will live to thank PMAA. However; Aman-H will live in shame and disgrace.

    • Amanuel Hidrat

      Selam Semere Tesfay,

      In politics there is no pacifism, especially when there is no rule of law and societies are governed by the totalitarian dictators. If I am a political activist in such circumstances, I could not be a pacifist. So your characterization is wrong. However, I see wars from the “lenses of justice” hence there there are “just war” and “unjust war”. (a) I joined the war of liberation because it was a “just war” (b) Fighting against a dictator and its totalitarian system by “all means is a just war” and I joined it (c) The war by a federal government against one of its “state” in collaboration with foreign forces is not a just war, hence I am against it. Such “conflict of ideas” does not require a force to resolve it.

      Second, you quoted me correctly, but context, time frame, and circumstances matter to see the full picture for what had been said. The first quotation was said (a) when Issayas was not only the oppressor of his subjects but also the menace to our region by sponsoring Alshebab to destabilize the region (b) It was during the Arab spring being surrounded by the social movements. So I saw IGAD to act militarily to save the region and the Eritrean people from their despot. They failed us. Now, since Issayas saw IGAD as an organization against his interest he found a friendship in Abiy to fight on at dismantling it. We shall see for how long their friendship will survive in the current metastatic Ethiopian civil war. When Ethiopians can not learn from what Issayas did to the Eritrean people, they will learn by “direct effect in their lives” when they let him to interfere in their affairs.

      • Ismail AA

        Selam Amanuel,
        For me as a reader, there isn’t any other way better than this define a political stand. It is just crystal clear.

        • Amanuel Hidrat

          Selam Ismailo,

          Semere has brought the two quoted arguments I made at different time and circumstances to show that I have a contradictory positions. Albeit, he failed to understand my positions and the ground of my argument (based on just war and unjust war all along for years). By now he should know that I am not a pacifist nor do I believe that dictators could be removed by nonviolent. The Ethiopian case is different, as such they could approach constitutionally to come to a negotiated solution without resorting to war. The challenge was a constitutional challenge and there were rooms to come on a table, if Issayas wouldn’t interfere in the affairs of Ethiopian politics.

      • Semere Tesfai

        Selam Amanuel Hidrat

        Let me try to respond to your comment

        1. – “In politics there is no pacifism, especially when there is no rule of law and societies are governed by the totalitarian dictators. If I am a political activist in such circumstances, I could not be a pacifist.”

        I know you’re not a pacifist; you’re for violent regime change. You’ve told us a million times over the past two decades. You told the world repeatedly:

        (a) – the PFDJ government is a system, not a one man rule
        (b). – the PFDJ regime should be defeated
        (c). – the PFDJ top leaders must be brought to justice (opposition justice)
        (d). – the PFDJ party must be outlawed from Eritrean politics
        (e) – the PFDJ infrastructure must be dismantled and
        (f). – all PFDJ members must be weeded out and cleansed from the Eritrean society……. and more

        Well, every single thing that you wished to the PFDJ party and PFDJ members, happened to your beloved Woyane and its diehard members. My sincere condolences to you and, to all your colleagues at the Digital Woyane headquarters. I’m really sorry for your loss. ንዓኹም ጽንዓት ይሃብኩም። መላእ – ህዝቢ ኢትዮጵያ፡ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ፡ ህዝቢ ሶማል፡ ህዝቢ ደቡብ ሱዳን፡ ህዝቢ ኬንያ ግን ዕልል ኣንዳ በለ’ዩ ዝጽንብል ዘሎ

        2. – “I see wars from the “lenses of justice” hence there are “just wars” and “unjust wars.” Here are my active positions through and through (a) I joined the war of liberation because it was a “just war” (b) Fighting against a dictator and its totalitarian system by “all means is a just war” and I joined it in the fight. (c) The war by a federal government against one of its “state” in collaboration with foreign forces is not a just war, hence I am against it. Such “ political conflict of ideas” does not require a force to resolve it, but instead it requires negotiation and compromise “

        Few points her:

        A. – War between parties/citizens of one Nation due to failure to solve their political differences peacefully is called a civil war. And there is no justified or just civil war in the world. All civil wars are unjust. All civil wars are a product of incompetent leaders – at least one side is for sure. The 1966 ELF war against ELM was never a just-war; the 1972 ELF war against ELF-PLF was never a just-war; the 1974 ELF war against ELF-PLF was never a just-war; the 1978 ELF war against Osman S. Sabe Organization was never a just-war; the 1980 ELF-EPLF war was never a just-war; and your current violent war to remove the PFDJ government is not going to be a just-war – if you ever got into a shooting war which I very much doubt it.

        B. – Now tell me: why is violent war against the Woyane by the Abiy government – collaborating with Eritrea -“unjust war”, and why is war by the Eritrean opposition to defeat the PFDJ regime – in collaboration with the Woyanes – a just war? Why is war against Woyane, war against the people of Tigray; and why is war against the PFDJ regime not war against the people of Eritrea? Is that because you having a soft spot in your hear for the Tigrean thugs? By the way: Abiy didn’t start the war; your Woyanes did. Just stating the obvious

        c. – If you truly believe in the – “political conflict of ideas does not require a force to resolve it, but instead it requires negotiation and compromise” principle, why didn’t you and your opposition organization, apply that principle to fight the PFDJ regime?

        3, – “Second, you quoted me correctly, but context, time frame, and circumstances matter to see the full picture for what had been said. The first quotation was said (a) when Issayas was not only the oppressor of his subjects but also the menace to our region by sponsoring Alshebab to destabilize the region.”

        This is the cold truth:

        A. – Your Woyane armed Al-Shebab more than the Eritrean government ever did

        B. – Your Woyane was the cause of poverty, misery, destitution, and instability to the whole horn countries – including Ethiopia.

        4. – “It was during the Arab spring and being surrounded by the social movements was expecting some influence in our struggle. So I saw IGAD to act militarily to save the region and the Eritrean people from their despot. They failed to use the opportunities and failed on us.”

        It failed you and the good for nothing Eritrean opposition. Not us. It brought as FANO and Qierra and swept away the Woyanes. I know the Color Revolution was Western Powers project intended for different agenda; but it worked for Eritrea and Ethiopia. Again sorry for your loss.

        5. – “I believe that (a) our despot must be removed by force (b) the Ethiopian political differences should be addressed by negotiated solution, the current Ethiopian civil war is not an Eritrean war and we don’t need to bleed and die by merging in their war. I hope I am clear to you and my readers. No hypocrisy, no ambivalence, and no swinging like a pendulum clock.”

        Aman: you’re a pendulum clock, you’re full of inconsistency; you’re allover the place, you’re a flip flapper………….. Anyway

        Thank you for engaging and thank you for all the respect.

        Semere Tesfai

        • Amanuel Hidrat

          Selam Semere,

          As PFDJ operative you are adding some lies to the mixes on what I have said. And you know for what purpose you are doing. Points (d) & (F) are lies you try to blend with my words. I have never said PFDJ should be banned. I have never said they should be weeded out. For the rest of your argument I will not repeat myself and allow you to tow me with every diversionary arguments. ኣብ ድጀመርናዮ ክትዕ አትኪልካ ብዘይዘንባዕባዕ ክትማጎት ዓቅሚ ይውሕደካ’ዩ ሰመረ ሓውና::

          Enjoy the death of your brothers and sisters in the middle of the Ethiopian civil war, as you did with the death of Eritreans in the high sea of the Mediterranean Sea. Have a good one.

          • Abi

            Selam Ato Amanuel
            You have said numerous times that PFDJ is a system that should be weeded out and dismantled.
            Records clearly showed that, among the big shots of Awatenation, you and Ato Saleh are for complete dismantlement of PFDJ. Saay and Teg Vet Mahmud were for reforming PFDJ.
            You welcome.

          • Semere Tesfai

            Selam Amanuel Hidrat

            1. – “I have never said PFDJ should be banned. I have never said they should be weeded out.”

            A. – That is a lie. You and SAAY argued passionately about it for years – System vs. one man dictatorship. SAAY argued, there is one man dictatorship; if you remove Isaias from the picture, the PFDJ political infrastructure and the PFDJ political party will evaporate into the thin air. And you argued, PFDJ is a system that has to be defeated, dismantled, and outlawed; otherwise we will go back to square one.

            B. – Now, just for the sake of argument, let’s say you’re right and I’m wrong. Indeed you never said “PFDJ should be banned; you never said the PFDJ infrastructure should be dismantled; and you never said PFDJ operatives and members should be weeded out.

            2. – Now, based on your political position that you stated above, which is, “I have never said PFDJ should be banned and I have never said they should be weeded out”.

            A. – if the PFDJ government invites you to compete in a free and fair election tomorrow, would you and your organization accept the invitation in good faith an compete in a national election?

            B. – And, if you lose in the national election fair and square, would you and your organization concede defeat, call it a day, and work with the PFDJ dominated government?

            Please say YES or NO and explain why?

            3. – “Enjoy the death of your brothers and sisters in the middle of the Ethiopian civil war, as you did with the death of Eritreans in the high sea of the Mediterranean Sea. Have a good one.”

            A. – The current civil war in Ethiopia was instigated and started by your Woyanes. The Woyanes have been preparing for this day for over two years; and filling confident, they started the war at the time and place of their choosing. Again, the Woyanes wanted a war, and that is exactly what they got. No ቐሚሽ ኣደይ ሓንኲልኒ now!

            B. – As to “the death of Eritreans in the high sea of the Mediterranean Sea” it was caused as a result of (a) Woyane’s war on Eritrea to reverse Eritrean sovereignty and territorial integrity (b) Woyane sponsored economic sanction, diplomatic isolation, and regime change agenda – which you yourself was an instrument to the Lampedusa tragedy.

            Semere Tesfai

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Semere,

            Once more: My argument was and is (a) the PFDJ government must be dismantled (my vocabulary). Weed out is not my vocabulary. In fact I argued against that vocabulary with SGJ (b) My argument was and is: the PFDJ government is a system of government and is not one man government ( a full article on it). I even argued that after dismantling the system, it is up to the members of PFDJ to keep it or dissolve it, once the system changed.

            Second, like a layman you always interchange dismantle with weeding. It is not interchangeable. Like in Tigrigna “ፋሕ አብሎን” “ጸሃዮን” ሓደ ዘይኮነ if it could help you to understand it.

            Again, enjoy the death of our brothers, sisters, and our kids in the middle of the Ethiopian civil war, as you did with the death of Eritreans in the high sea of the Mediterranean Sea. What I am afraid of you is: the more we debate you and the more we expose your relationship with the regime, the more you stuck with the regime. We might not helping you to divorce from the serial killer of our people. So I will consider avoiding debate with you in order to be occupied on assessing your positions and your stands vis-a-vis our people is going through under your demigod DIA. Have a good one and have peace with yourself.

      • Ismail AA

        Selam Aman H,
        It is sad, actually tragic, to witness some persons, who otherwise are intelligent and knowledge, fall for one reason or another in the trap of defending a criminal regime, and celebrate the spilling of blood of the young as sacrifice lamps to satiate the thirsty for power hungry despot.

    • Aynerta

      Semere:

      What is this, your gotcha moment?

      Some people also peddle unfounded rumors/lies with false authority. Remember this:

      It is confirmed. Debretion Gebremicael and other top Woyane leaders are apprehended (captured).
      Congratulations to all peace lovers.

      Wedehanka

      • Consolation

        Selam Ayneta,

        It seems like the report is true that most of the wanted list are either dead or have been captured. In any case, the TPLF has not issued any statement after Sunday. You better prepare yourself for the worst.

  • Simon Kaleab

    Selam,

    The Washington Post reported Tuesday that China’s Huawei telecom company helped to develop an artificial intelligence system that can scan crowds of people and identify them by age, sex, and race.

    The system was reportedly programmed to send “Uyghur alarms” to the police when members of that minority were spotted by security cameras. The Uyghurs are a Muslim ethnic group that live in a Western province of China.

    The report was based on a document signed by Huawei representatives and uncovered by an independent Pennsylvania-based research organization called IPVM that specializes in video surveillance technology.

    • iSem

      Hi Simon:
      The advent of AI is a uncharted waters for humanity: our privacy, even our identity will be at risk. Humans have created identities with their jobs/careers or even DNA, all that will change, even what you thought your, AI with DNA will prove you wrong. All the jungle mentality we have developed in East Africa will be challenge, AI will tell you (like it does now when you order books in Amazon) the person you love is not the right spouse for you. Will East Africa and the horn still lives in the jungle notions AI will move many part of the world to a different places.
      And if crazy people like Isaias, Gaddafi and Abiy or TPLF get hold of IA, imagine that

    • Berhe Y

      Hi Simon and iSem,

      Few weeks ago I attended a virtual conference where Condoleezza Rice was the main guest. China (even though the west has helped it to bring develop) it is becoming a real adversary, opposite of what they hopped for.

      And now many countries and industries are pulling back because of the Pandemic and how they have become so dependent to the point of a real security threat to their economy.

      With regards to Huawei, I read few months ago, how they hacked Nortel for 8 years to the point where the company went bankrupt.

      The irony is, the chiet scientist who was working on Nortel wireless technology, left Nortel and Huawei opened a lab right across from where Nortel used to be, took 50 engineers with him to work on what it become 5G today.

      In the next few years (2 or 3 years), I can see China economy crashing so bad. Without the west economy, I don’t think China will be able to thrive by depending only on it’s local market / third world economy.

      Berhe

      • EritreanHillBilly

        Berhe,
        I thought Huawei bought Nortel?

        • Berhe Y

          Hi EHB,

          No it went bankrupt.

          The thought is, Chinese hackers were stealing all its secrets for years, and it was struggling to fix its financial problems.

          While Huawei sales was soaring, Norte was declining and eventually went bankrupt.

          Funny think is, Huawei / Nortel were talking merger / partnership while the stealing was happening, and until they got what they wanted.

          The government security arm told them about the hacks but they didn’t much with it.

          I read an article few months ago, I will share it the weekend if I find it.

          The Chinese government passed a low recently forcing any private company operating in China should provide access to its data if the government demands it.

          This is the big fear with 5G, because they can’t necessarily protect data if they is a demand by the government.

          This is not possible in the US, unless the government uses its own means to access but they can’t force private companies to share, at least without court order.

        • Dongolo

          Selam EritreanHillBilly. Xiaomi Corporation, whose stock is continuing to really climb, is trying hard to knock Huawei out of the picture.

  • Nitricc

    Hi All now the Americans are suspecting that Eritrea involved in the war between the Ethiopian defense forces and the TPLF leaders, that is what it is. Did Eritrea participated? well, the Americans think considering the speed that TPLF destroyed suggested the involvement of Eritrea. Eritrea helped Ethiopian soldiers when the Ethiopian soldiers retreated to Eritrea under heavy attack from TPLF forces and the first Drone ever to show up in Mekkele sky was after the first attack in Asmara. However; did Eritrea involved in the war?
    lets ask this brave woman. And i give you my take.

    Bronwyn Bruton : TPLF militarily occupied Eritrea in defiance of a UN border ruling since 2002 and launched an all-out assault on Eritrea in June 2016. Failure by Ethiopia & Eritrea to pre-plan for continued aggression by this group would be a stunning dereliction of duty to regional security.

    TPLF commitment to continued aggression was clear, as was int’l community’s total unwillingness to check or sanction its behavior. What were Ethiopia and Eritrea expected to do–sit and wait for the bombs to arrive? Well, they did. And Abiy is criticized for being ready???

    • Consolation

      Hi Nitricc,

      As a rule, I am rather very skeptical of reports that rely on unidentified sources and have vague references such as “the US suspects”. Suspects my foot. The technology the US has can identify a tag on your shirt. Having said that, it would be incredible if there were no Eritrean involvement, at least in the initial stage of the conflict when the TPLF thugs were evicted from our sovereign lands. Whether Eritrean forces crossed the border we will know once the dust settles. But so what. Eritrea has a full right to do so if invited by the Ethiopian government. There were initial concern that habitual meddlers like Turkey, Qatar and perhaps Egypt may intervene but the TPLF is defeated now and there is no need to worry about such involvement becoming public.

      But Nitro, why doesn’t Abiy reveal what happened to the thugs last Sunday when their hideouts were evaporated? The social media is going wild with speculations of what happened to who all of which suggest a wipe-out of the thugs.

      • Nitricc

        why doesn’t Abiy reveal what happened to the thugs last Sunday when their hideouts were evaporated?

        Hi Conso; Don’t forget this is civil war and gloating it will have greater consequence. I think they handling it the right way. But As far the thugs, they are goooooooon.

      • NewDawn

        Selam Consolation, like true Wedi afom Cultists, your attitude and views have shifted to match that of your demigod. From eritrea isnt involved and we applaud GoE for their restraint, to where in our right to cross the border to fight. Shameless and Comical.

  • saay7

    Selamat Awatistas:

    Quick note to check on one of my favorite humans, whose hometown (Raya/Azebo) has been, of recent, a battleground for boys my sons age shooting at each other with men my age giving directions from further and further.

    As our friend Yodit Araya recently reminded us by quoting Orwell “All the war propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred comes, invariably, from people who are not fighting.”

    Writing to ask about one of the purest souls Fanti Ghana who once took time to pen an article to encourage us Eritreans when we were feeling down on our country. Hope your family is safe!

    PM Abiy, the peace warrior, the Nobel Peace Prize became just another warrior proving once again that Ethiopia really hasn’t learned peaceful transfer of power (the Meles/Hailemariam was an anomaly and not a beginning) and it has some of Africa’s least imaginative elite and they have never had an unpopular wars or reluctant wars. Only enthusiastic killing orgies.

    Anyway greetings Fanti Abi Kaddis and all y’all Ethiopians. A little mad at y’all again because you (and our deranged Dear Leader) dragged us to yet another bloody war. All our peace agreements have poison pills and all our New Chapters plot holes from unresolved chapters….

    Saay

    • Selam Saay,

      Nice to hear from you.

      Well, it is always the same story. Blame the Ethiopians for everything that happens in the region. If tplf killed the Ethiopian armed forces in their sleep and robbed their ammunition, or if a genocide was committed in mai kadra, or there is chaos and political instability in the country, the biggest question for some people is, why are Ethiopians complaining or are trying to do something about it, as long as they are doing it to themselves? Every Ethiopian is equally responsible, which of course, lands the culprits and the victims on equal ground. Why don’t Ethiopians blame themselves?

      There are those who believe they are Ethiopians, there are those who believe they are not, and there are those who see themselves as being superior and above any other Ethiopian. All Ethiopians are not for war, they do not hate peace, and they are normal human beings, who appreciate certain things and abhor others, such as war and chaos.

      One should call a spade a spade, wherever it is appropriate. It is committing injustice to the innocent victims in this war by putting everybody in the same bag. There are the authors of the war and there are its victims. There is cause and effect. They are not the same thing.

      The NPP is not a bribe to renounce Ethiopia’s sovereignty, wherever the danger may come from. As said so long ago, treason from within is worse than an enemy at the gates. The NPP is not the thirty pieces of silver to betray Ethiopia’s sovereignty. They are free to take it back, if they think so.

      • saay7

        Hey Horizon:

        You used a lot of words to agree with me: Ethiopian elite imagination has never risen above giving an impassioned speech on why the war is waged than how to stop it from happening. All asleep then when awakened, briefly, instantly accuses others of being asleep

        Try fighting for peace instead of fighting to preserve war.

        Happy holidays

        Saay

        • Kokhob Selam

          Dear Brother saay7

          Wow,

          “Try fighting for peace instead of fighting to preserve war.”

          Nice..

          And then “Happy holidays” Thank you..

          KS,,

        • Dongolo

          Selam saay7. Fighting for peace? Peace for whom? Certainly not Eritrea! For some 20 years Eritrea was in a state of war, as it was under illegal occupation of Ethiopia (TPLF). Many of those now singing the peace hymn were long supporting and/or receiving support from the TPLF while it illegally occupied Eritrea, launched several military offensives (i.e. 2016), and attempted to economically strangulate Eritrea (i.e. sanctions). Moreover, known terrorist entities were quietly drawn in to support their efforts.

        • Aron

          Hi Saay,
          Loved “Try fighting for peace instead of fighting to preserve war.” Aron

          • Nitricc

            Hi Aron; who started the war? Sometimes try to use reason and honest. I agree peace preferable than war but when you attack the federal forces in their sleep, what do you exactly wanted his PMAA to do? The problem is your thugs wagged a war have no idea conducting it. Next time be fair.

    • Consolation

      Hello saay7,

      It is remarkable to witness how some Eritreans have become ardent pacifists once they realized that the TPLF was getting decimated. I wondered if there is a correlation between this abhorrence for violence and the abhorer’s opposition to the Eritrean government. I was not surprised to detect that in every case I examined, the more virulent the abhorer’s opposition to Isaias, the more strident his anti-war sentiments. The conclusion is obvious, it is not pacifism that is driving the sentiment but the realization that the demise of the TPLF is going to be a colossal boost to Esu and a death-knell to the hopes cherished by his opponents for 20 years that the TPLF would get rid of him for them.

      • Dongolo

        Selam Consolation. Amusing how some are now attacking/accusing PMAA/Ethiopia for dragging Eritrea into a war that it was already in as a result of the TPLF/Ethiopia’s illegal occupation, repetitive military offenses and economic strangulation strategy. Sustaining of such being equated with Peace? How hypocritically generous they are.

        • Saleh Johar

          Dongolo,
          “… some are NOW … accusing PMAA/Ethiopia for dragging Eritrea into war”?

          Now?

          You were not paying attention but for non-partisan observers the current was awriiten on the wall since 2018 and predicted it repeatedly since the. I am among those who said the all the leaders of the region were outbidding each other on who ignited the war. And as expected the commoners are paying the price in the true Abyssinian tradition.

          • Consolation

            Hi Saleh,

            The only reason there is war is because the TPLF could not stomach their dismissal from power. Abiy had offered them an incredibly generous olive branch. They could have accepted his offer and lived happily will all their stolen wealth intact. They could have accepted peace with Eritrea and by now all their past transgressions might have been forgotten. But they had developed gargantuan egos and believed themselves to be invincible. It was their choice. They were just too blinded by their own lies. We all know how they came to power. It was certainly not by shaking mountains but by following those who did. As they say, “There is no pride like that of a beggar grown rich”.

          • Saleh Johar

            Consolation,
            I am not interested in inter Ethiopian squabbles unless it affects Eritrea. When it does, I am in though my way is not expected to agree with yours. It’s natural.

          • Consolation

            Hi Saleh,

            What exactly is your way with regards to the current conflict? Does it affect Eritrea or not? Is the demise of the TPLF, in your view, beneficial to Eritrea or not? Do you support the decisive action the Ethiopian government has taken to take out the TPLF or not? Stop dancing around and make your way clear!

          • Abi

            Selam Ato Saleh
            In the last two and half years you have been busy demonizing and belittling PMAA. It was your full time job. You have been WRONG in EVERY aspect reading the situations in Ethiopia. Check Your Negarit editions where you unwittingly cheering for the Tplf thugs including rushing to congratulate them in their illegal elections. Some of the Negarit editions sounded like they were straight from Dedebit. You even tried to misinform your readers when you told us that Jawar is in prison because of his religion.
            For anyone who has paid enough attention to your activities, it is abundantly clear that you have been interested in Ethiopian affairs for the last several years. Unfortunately, you have been wrong.

          • Dongolo

            Selam Saleh Johar. You are completely missing the point: Eritrea has been in a state of war since 1998; under illegal occupation and subjected to repeated TPLF initiated military offenses. Yes indeed, like many others, you have accused PMAA of anything & everything, that has gone/can go wrong, under the sun, moon & stars.

          • EritreanHillBilly

            Dongolo
            Are you saying Eritrea is involved in the conflict? There is no reason for Eritrea to involved in the conflict. Let the Ethiopian sort their problems. However, I do believe there is no war that IA wouldn’t like participate in… from Yemen to Sudan to Djibouti to Ethiopia again…
            If he is involved… he is no different than a warlord from Afghanistan… or any war zone.
            The unfortunate thing for Eritrean is most his wars are war of choice.

          • Consolation

            EHL,

            Eritrea evicted the Weyane thugs from sovereign Eritrean territories. Do you consider that involvement? In any case, today the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that

            “We have no proof of the presence of Eritrean troops inside Ethiopia. I confronted the (Ethiopian) prime minister with that question, and he guaranteed to me that they have not entered the Tigrayan territory, that the only area where they are is the area that corresponded to the disputed territory between the two countries that in the peace agreement was decided to give back to Eritrea.

            For the past four week, the Eritrean flag has been flying proudly over all sovereign Eritrean lands which the TPLF has refused to relinquish. ዒም ዝበለ ይተሓጎም

          • EritreanHillBilly

            Consolation,
            I hope there is no Eritrean involvement outside the disputed territory. I have been reading international news and they seem to imply there is Eritrean troops in Tigray. If it is just Eritrean land- then it is not a big deal.

          • Consolation

            Hi EHB,

            Would you oppose Eritrean involvement if it became necessary to get rid of the TPLF? Don’t you consider these thugs, who refused to accept the final and binding ruling, have been occupying sovereign Eritrean territories and have done all they can to erase our sovereignty a deadly enemy whose eradication is necessary for peace and security to Eritrea and the region. For the past two years, although Eritrea and Ethiopia have signed a peace deal, these worthless thieves have held up the process. Admit it, at least to yourself, your feigned pacifism is because you were hoping for this thugs to destroy Eritrea. With their demise, and they are dead, that hope has evaporated!

          • Selam EHB,

            There is an interesting article on the BBC which tells what exactly happened on that fateful night and the following few days, when the NC faced a concerted attack by tplf. The title is: “Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: How a soldier survived an 11-hour gun battle”.

            Tplf worked day and night for three decades for this day and this war of treason, which blew in its face. Ethiopia was forced to pass through fire and it is going to be a different place from now on, free from tplf traitors and terrorists.

            Involving Eritrea in this war is one of the tactics by tplf for different reasons. Nevertheless, nothing changes. Hundred million Ethiopians are extremely angry at the group that betrayed a nation, and they will never have escaped the wrath of the people. People want a target, an enemy, and an enemy usually brings them together and that is when things become extremely ugly.

            Tplf started an armageddon, and fortunately, it ended so quickly and so short in duration, and with the least damage to the country and its people, much much different from what tplf hoped for.

          • Dongolo

            Selam EritreanHillBilly. No that is not what I am saying. I now see Consolation’s post Which lends clarity to matters.

          • Saleh Johar

            Dongolo,
            Go research that on your own. My position is public with name and picture. Thank you for your time but please don’t try the tired twisted argument with me. If you want serious debate stay away from unbecoming insinuations.

    • Abi

      Hello Saay
      A typical Saaytanic comment.

    • Haile S.

      Selamat Saay7,

      ብሰላም ዓቢኽካና፡ ከነስተንፍስ ነይክኣልና! ገለ ካብ’ዞም ሎምቅነ ዝተፈትሑ ዮሆዋውያን ማይጃሕጃሕ ክትድይብ ሰቢኾምኻ ካይኮኑ? 😁😁😁!
      On more serious note, I hope the regime frees Ciham ASAP!
      Best

    • Ismail AA

      Selam Saay,
      Glad to have you back. The Ethiopian elites are product of entrenched Abyssinian culture of war and attached values of crude valor. Look at the folk stories and music. It is Belay Zeleqe in Gojjam and Kassa of Quara in its neighbor – Begemeder. I add my voice to yours about the safety of the good persons you mention – all ordinary victimized citizen by and large.

      • Dis Donc

        Hola Ismail,
        Your message almost exclusively shows the grudge that runs deep down your spine about the past times of Ethiopia and her surroundings. I’ll leave that soul searching process to you but ask of a simple question? What did you do when the emperor came to your HOUSE and lowered your flag? What followed is history!

        The question should be that where were you when TPLF was parading its armaments and human military power? When the TPLF goads Addis you all giggle with a tacit approval of war footings. But y’all shriek when Addis flexes its muscle to protect what is left of hers after 30 years of pillage and destrucción. You never beat the drums of peace when TPLF had its murderous grip on societies but here you are….

      • Abi

        Selam Ismael AA
        What you did here is implicating the Amharas with the Abyssinian war culture. You mentioned Belay Zeleke and Kassa of Quara ( both Amharas) as if the Amharas represent the whole Abyssinian war culture.
        One thing you should never forget is that you have no moral standards to accuse them of defending their country while you spend the better part of life serving your Arab masters.
        It is despicable to see you speak about these heroes in the same mouth that you used to kiss your masters Azz.

        • Ismail AA

          Abi,
          Don’t you understand?! I told you more than one time that I do not engage a liar. Please, keep off my way.

          • Abi

            Ismail
            Unfortunately, you need a period reminder that you are nothing but a poisonous serpent and a desperate racist.

          • Dis Donc

            Greetings Abinet,

            Pay attention, that Eritrea finds herself in this predicament because of these dinosaurs politicians that have little or no following. They are like damaged goods that need to be discarded and replaced with new and shiny ones. DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME! Everybody knows them for what they are!

            Take it easy!

          • Abi

            Hello Dis Dong
            I agree with you that these ሞት የረሳቸው dinosaurs are the causes of every mishap in the region.

          • Ismail AA

            Selam ayte Dis Donc,
            Thank your for exuding your anger. A minute spent the rude and rough is a million wasted.

          • Dis Donc

            Hola Ismael,

            Anger? Nope…. not even a drop!! I am by nature that type of guy who delivers the shivers, accompanied with a cold sweat, to you and your old-fart friends. For far too long, you and your old-timer chums have played sleazy on the backs of poor Ethiopians. I’d suggest y’all look for a quite corner where you can wail “errri be kentu.”

          • Ismail AA

            Selam ayte Dis Donc,
            Oh! please worry about your own corner before worrying about others’. Done and thank you, again.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Ismailo,

            “ A minute spent with rude and rough is a million (times) wasted.” Yes indeed!

    • Mez

      Hi Saay7,

      Of all the war events we are witnessing, it is interesting that you singled out “Raya/Azebo”.

      Thanks

      • saay7

        Mez:

        Fanti Ghana, a great awatista to whom I was paying tribute, volunteered and told us he is from Raya/Azebo. To my knowledge our other Ethiopian friends haven’t told us where they are from but it’s not from there.

        As I saw this war to enforce rule of law in a country and government that regularly avoids it, this disastrous detour in the middle of a pandemic, locust plague and harvest season, the only answer for the insanity is something Fanti told us (half -jokingly): we are rebels without a cause.

        Didn’t come here to debate (this forum almost never does that) I came here to wish people of goodwill some goodwill. And to express, if it matters, that it makes even less sense than the 98-00 war.

        This kind of a thing never results in 1 month long shooting war in more evolved societies. Spain did not declare war on its “rogue”, “separatist” region because it has an intelligent elite.

        saay

        • Dis Donc

          Hola SAAY,
          As much as you’d like to commend respect for peace and justice please keep the following bloody happenings in mind. Ethnic cleanings in various regions of which many were killed, maimed and mutilated. What do we think of these souls? That they mount to nothing? How would you feel when your neighbors came at night to your house and killed you, and all your family? Why do these lost souls have to be blood exchanges for what has happened from the time EZANA? Noble price my azz!!

          The Catalan insurgents (because their fight was always peaceful resistance, never incite ethnic violence, etc) did surrender in peace (Junqueras, los Sanchez’s, Jordi Cuixart, Jordi Sànchez, Forcadel,…) to serve a 13 years jail term. While some (the Puigdemont entourage, Punseti, etc.) have escaped to new havens from which they couldn’t yet mount a challenge to the constitutionalists and monarquists. Things of which TPLF never wanted to consider, to begin with, for the peace ultimatums ended up on deaf ears. By your reasoning it is the TPLF that should surrender and serve sentences!

          What irritates Ethiopians is that TPLF wants a never ending entitlement for defeating the DERG, forgetting that the people won the latter. Every time the people demand changes TPLF resorts to “I made you so that I can destroy you!” This is nothing short of a scorched-earth policy! Commentary like yours, you being an Eritrean, sound as like looking down on Ethiopians; belittling them to oblivion. What is worse is that when Eritreans want to argue they invoke things that they have no idea about and in the process their naked “superiority complex” surfaces for all to see. Mostly against Ethiopians and other peoples at large (like Latin Americans). VERY SAD REALLY!!

          • Consolation

            Selam Dis Donc

            Although I understand your irritation with the condescending attitude that saay7 exhibits, your generalizations about Eritreans and their naked “superiority complex” is uncalled for. You are not reading saay7 properly. He is in deep anguish because the sudden and absolute demise of the TPLF is traumatizing to those who were waiting for 20 years for the TPLF to bring about a regime change in Eritrea. The fact they never expressed such sentiments when the TPLF was carpet bombing the Somali Kilil or slaughtering innocent farmers through its terrorist agents should tell you that their feigned abhorrence for war is because it is the TPLF that is at the receiving end and not because they have any objection to violence. What is remarkable about the conflict is in fact the disciplined and restrained way both the Ethiopian military and the militia have behaved especially under the provocation of the scurrilous massacres of members of the Northern Command and innocent civilians at May Kadra. And Ethiopians should feel proud both for the success of their armed forces and their exemplar discipline in minimizing collateral damage.

          • Nitricc

            Hi Conso: I still couldn’t believe it that TPLF is gone and the Ethiopian army to walk off 700 KM in three weeks, it is mind bugling. When the NC was attacked and retreated to Eritrea and substantially rearmed and back to tigray, on the way there were armed Kunama so called Eritrean opposition that trained and armed by TPLF. The NC army the first battle they faced was the Kunama armed forces and they were destroyed in its totality. What happened was the NC was smelling blood and eager to face the thugs but the Kunama army was in a wrong place at the wrong time. So, thanks NC. lol

          • Consolation

            Hi Nitricc

            I think you have hit the nail on the head; The Weyane so angered the Ethiopian soldiers that they probably multiplied their motivation by 10. The way they butchered their colleagues of 20 years, some of whom had been participating in fighting locusts and harvesting grain, would have roused Mother Teresa to violence. It is doubtful if such treachery has ever been perpetrated at that scale. Well, they have done Ethiopia and Eritrea a favour. Our problems have disappeared. Ethiopia’s problems have probably been reduced by a factor of 10. Dr. Abiy is now speaking of eradicating the OLF.

            Poor Kunama, they are always miscalculating. A similar fate befell them when the Derg collapsed. I wonder if Kernelios was with them.

          • Nitricc

            Hi Conso; Kernelios, their leader he was in Mekkelle when his troops totally liquidated. The NC thought the Kunama were TPLF’s forces and as you know NC wiped them out.

          • Abi

            Hello Dis Donk
            I truly missed you my friend. Glad to see you back. I hope you stay around.
            As you can see, Saay has picked up a part time job belittling PMAA.

        • Mez

          Greetings Saay7,

          1) You brought an interesting perspective to observe and articulate.
          2) i guesstimate you approached the events from “poetic than from dialectic”, which is quite doable.

          Thanks

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Mez,

            Aha, you have said poetic is doable? It is not doable by all. Could you share with us pls, to explain events poetically, say for instance the Ethiopian current events, if it is doable on your side? You are one of the few my eyes keep watching as to what you could/couldn’t say in our politics.

        • Kaddis

          Selam Saay –

          Thank you for the well wishes – its funny the violent Amharic city class also wish Tigrayans ‘well’ knowing its being exposed to humanitarian atrocities while inciting the narcissist Abiyy Issias coalition its time to extend the fight to Benishangul and Oromia.

          Lets see how much the TPLF built political, security & economic environment can sustain this madness – you can already see Abiyy has no clue of building one except garage sell of state properties for war.

          Yeferut yidersal new wodaje and thanks again for thinking of us

          • saay7

            Selamat Kaddis:

            Good to hear from you.

            A lot of the time we spent discussing the merits of a Developmental State could probably have been better directed to discussing the intellectual vacuousness that straddles Ethiopian elite. The same people that were accusing me for being “Ethiopia-hater” for criticizing the TPLF/EPRDF gov are accusing me of being an “Ethiopia-hater” for criticizing the PP (EPRDF minus TPLF) govt when I am criticizing the same acts: eager embrace of war, authoritarianism, bullying the media, and re-filling the prisons. Ethiopians national anthem should be Teddy Afros “አዲስ ንጉስ እንጂ ለውጥ መቼ መጣ” primarily because the default position of the Ethiopian elite ( culturally, historically programmed) is to be what our friend Samuel Emaha calls “mercenaries of a violent State.”

            There is news now that Lidetu Ayalew is released from prison after the Abiy govt went shopping in multiple courts to find (and failing to find) the single court that would justify his arrest. Another politician who saw this stupid war coming for two year and warning against it (Engineer Yilkal) was also recently released. The goal is to arrest release arrest these rare independent voices until they get exhausted and give up politics as many have before them.

            Some of the Zone 9 bloggers that Hailemariam Desalegn (Pontius Pilate) arrested using the notorious ATP, the ones whose release we used to advocate for, are now loudest voices for authoritarianism and shutting down the press.

            I am disappointed in PM Abiy. But he is a politician: it’s an occupational hazard. I am more disgusted by Ethiopias elite who summersault from being in the service of one war and destruction (Abiy + Weyane vs Isaias ) to another (Abiy + Isaias vs Weyane) to another (Weyane + Isaias vs Abiy.)

            To claim you have 3,000 of history should, at the very least, result in agreement that war is ancient and outmoded means to resolve political differences. But not until the Ethiopian elite have a transformation and I don’t see any hints of that.

            saay

      • Kim Hanna

        Selam Mez,

        He only needs a little opening or makes his own window to throw in his poisonous gas. What you should know about saay is his DNA hatred to Ethiopia is absolute. He was at it for decades. It is his personality to use any pretext to accuse, mock, demean and put down anything Ethiopian.

        Some of us are mourning and did not even bury our dead or see through the end of the war, he is here to mock and advance his life long “BilTa BilT” bad characterization of Ethiopia.
        He has his own country to deal with but chooses Ethiopia for things gone wrong even in his own superior country.
        Leave us alone.

        Mr. K.H

        • iSem

          Hi Kim:
          Log time, nice to have you back. Like you I was also frozen from this forum, not by the moderator, I should add by myself
          Now, you call the war in Ethiopia a “window”? It is a big gaping hole for a protracted bleeding, an entrance to chaos, not a window for fresh air.
          Ethiopia does not need far way people to mock her, it does a good job by herself

        • Selam Kim Hanna,

          Many are disappointed with the success of Ethiopia, to the point that they could even suffer a stroke or a heart attack, unless they are careful.
          They dreamt of seeing a disintegrating Ethiopia, and what they see is the exact opposite, a victorious Ethiopia over her enemies.

          They called PMAA clueless and incompetent, and to their great disappointment, he turned to ashes just in one month what they had been planning and dreaming for so long.
          The defeat, the disappointment, and the hopelessness is so great that the enemies of Ethiopia will be spewing more poison than ever. One thing is for certain. Ethiopia had proved to them that however they hate her, there is nothing they can do about it. Fortunately, the future generations will be free of the hate that is characteristic of the old generation.

    • iSem

      Hi Sal:
      Hope you are well.
      The civil war in Ethiopia (and I hope am complying with the definition you provided us once upon a time when I say civil war) coincides with the anniversary of Ona, for which Fanti Ghana wrote that uplifting message to us by remembering an Erirean survivor who relinquished a scholarship to Syria after some one called him “abd” and then named his daughter “Africa”.
      Then SGJ’s gripping account of his experience.

      SGJ: I was going to say it in my comment to your video then decided against it but i would be fitting to republish Fanti’s comment of hope to us as a tribute to him to uplift us all
      Thanks Sal for paying tribute to FG and no wander we used to call him saint Fanti of Raya, and the king of names like HTG and iSem did not give him that name, and iSem is not a play after gadgets like iPads and iPhones. Just a reminder:-)

      • saay7

        Hey iSem:

        Hope you are well.

        When 2020 is done with and you ask me for my contribution as to what would be the rare beauty in a year of war, locusts, pandemic, and the Banana Republicazation of my adopted home, I would have to present a product of your adopted home, where she is loved more by her adopted country than her dad was in his native country:

        Here’s Maryam Tseggai and why she won the Breakthrough Award.

        You know this; but nobody can watch this only once She literally made me understand in 3 minutes what physicists couldn’t in hours and that’s why it is so well deserved. And she is 17!

        https://youtu.be/vg2rnjZ19PY

        saay

  • Aman Y.

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  • said

    Greetings ,
    Congratulation Maryam Tsegaye ,Good news and inspiration for our youth ,she wins prestigious international science competition. Maryam is the first Canadian to win the $500,000 international Breakthrough Junior Challenge.
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted his congratulations.“ You’re making us all proud,” he tweeted. “I know you’ll continue to do great things in the years ahead, and I hope you know that we’ll all be rooting for you.” AND congratulations from Alberta Premier Jason Kenney
    Maryam used her submission to the Breakthrough Junior Challenge to explain the concept of quantum tunneling and how this lesser-known, fundamental phenomenon makes many aspects of our world possible. Maryam’s video can be viewed by Googling: (Maryam Tsegaye, Canada, Physics, Winner: 2020 Breakthrough Junior Challenge)
    Maryam t is the first Canadian to win the $500,000 2020 Break through In the nearly three-minute video, Tsegaye explains the complex scientific phenomenon with humour and graphics, breaking into her discussion by talking about the use of video game cheat codes.
    Maryam created a unique, one-of-a-kind video that explained a complicated scientific theory using relatable terms and humor – an impressive feat.” provided a remarkable explanation of quantum tunneling.

    • Brhan

      Hello Said,
      Thank you for sharing the good news. You deserve Tim’s … this chilly weather ..is it double double?

      • Berhe Y

        Selam Brhan and Said,

        I was sharing the video, and the reaction in her eyes are priceless when they said picked her video.

        Einstein’s said “‘God does not play dice” because the theory was so confusing and very hard to make sense at a physical world bounded governed by laws of physics, and she and went further to explain it’s importance in every day life.

        Beam me up Scottie was the best example I remember.

        Ok this is way above my pay grade and I hope, Dr. Paulos comes back to comment on this.

        Berhe

        • Amanuel Hidrat

          Selam Berhe, Brhan & Said,

          Good news are rare, especially for us Eritreans. Here is a young Eritrean kid who made her parent proud and by extension to us – all Eritreans. God bless her.

          • Brhan

            Hello Prof. Amanuel,
            This year 2020 a number of Eritreans have made us proud.
            Ibrahim Omer 1st African MP in New Zeland.
            Meron Semedar for the city of Oakland, CA, USA.
            Tecle G/Michael for the city of Bois, Idaho, USA.
            Their hard work and dedication is an example for everyone!

          • Haile S.

            Selam Brhan,

            There are some less known and less read heros to be celebrated too. Please read about Mr. Kessete, The Champion of Nurse Anesthetics and midwifery, in an interview that appeared in Eritrean Profile dated December 5, 2020 page 4. A very touching journey of a man who dedicated his life to women’s health!

          • Berhe Y

            Hi All,

            Thanks for sharing. It’s amazing where to find our people doing great things.

            I use to listen one of NY popular podcasting Radio Lab, great podcasting if you are interested on random stuff. At the end of the show when they give credit, they say associated producer Betiel Habte. So I got curious and sure enough, she is Eritrean. And her bio says among other things, I read it again today

            "a child of an immigrants who taught her to try her best, keep her promise and never eat Injera with her left hand".

            That’s pretty much the advice of all of us and what we expect from our children. To their credit they really are delivery on their promise.

            Sometimes it makes me wonder, which planet out leaders come from. How come we have so many nice, talented and hard working people but we ended up with the most brutal leaders.

            I hope some day we will be able to focus all this good energy towards our country and make the lives of our people better.

            Berhe

          • Brhan

            Selam Haile S,
            I read about Mr. Kessete in Shabite.com. The conversation above with other forum participants, if you noticed, focused on Diaspora.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Merhaba Brhan,

            Thank you brother. We want to hear more of that from our kids.

          • Abi

            Hello Brhan
            During the 30 years of colonization, Eritreans in Ethiopia collectively achieved the highest.
            I guess this independence hoax brought the expectations level next to zero you are searching for a bright spot here and there.
            These current individual achievements should be used for reflections not for celebrations.

          • Brhan

            Hi Abi,
            If sometimes we park politics aside would be better. It is good to speak about a person as a person regardless of his background. When I said their hard work and dedication is an example for everyone I meant everyone in the humanity. I think you agree with me if a person from any part of the world started from scratch and accomplished successes that is a pleasant to all not to the person’s fellow citizens. Also I am sure there are many Ethiopians in Diaspora who achieved success and I am proud of them.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Abi,

            Have you read the book Oromay? What do you think the story and the situation in Eritrea as was told by the author.

          • Abi

            Hawna Berhe
            What I gathered from the book was the Derg times were million times better than the current situation brought by your reckless actions.
            Next question?

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Abi,

            I did ask to compare today’s Eritrea with Eritrea under Derg. I know and you know why you avoided answering the question. Just to repeat, “what do you the story of Eritrea during that time as was told by the author”.

            He couldn’t predict what life will be after Derg so stick to the question if possible.

            But you so predictable by now, everything anything positive related to Eritrea comes in the news, you have this detection antenna that pops ruins your mood:).

          • Abi

            Hawna Berhe
            I just told you what I gathered reading the book.
            Anything else, you teach me.
            ዋናው ገፀባህሪ በአስመራ ፅቡቅቲ ( ፊያሜታ) ፍቅር ከንፎ ነበር ::
            I guess life must have been normal during those days for someone to fall in love with an Asmarina 🙂
            Anyway, I tend not to base my information on a novel.

          • Consolation

            Hi Abi,

            I read the book Oromay out of curiosity and, with all due respect, I found it just a juvenile reading. What strikes an Eritrean is the naked Amhara chauvinism of the author and his characters. It was exactly the attitude that Eritreans fought for 30 years to defeat. Mengistu and his government came to Eritrea en masse with the stated aim to defeat Eritrea and behaved with such hubris for the six months the campaign lasted only to retreat in utter defeat. The Amharas of those days remind me of the Tigrayans of the past 27 years. When I was forced to learn Amharic in high-school, the only part that I liked was ተረትና ምሳለ and the ምሳለ I liked best የቆጡም ኣወርድ ብላ የብብትዋን ጣለች. The Amharas lost big in their futile attempt to hold on to something that does not belong to them. The Amharas have learned their lesson. But there are some like you who have not. But those days of Amhara supremacy are long gone.

          • Abi

            Consolation
            I also like ተረትና ምሳሌ.
            “ያየሽ አያልፍሽም የቀመሰሽ አይደግምሽም” perfectly fit Eritrea.

          • Consolation

            Abi,

            “ሽሮን ሲያታልልዋት፥ ፕሮቲን ነሽ ኣልዋት” first perfectly …

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Consolation,

            Shero as a product of beans, it has a considerable proteins. Therefore, there is no lies and deception with it. But for a PFDJ operatives “ truth are lies” and “lies are truth.”

          • Abi

            Consolation
            “ዶሮን ሲያታልሏት በገመድ ጠለፏት”

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Abi,

            You represent your typical caricature fictional country and it’s values. Any achievements that bring you pride, including the recent military’s victory that you are bragging about, have significant Eritrean contribution.

            You gloat over Eritrea misfortune consistently.

            And your ተረትና ምሳሌ should read
            “ያየሽ አያልፍሽም የቀመሰሽ አይጠግብሽም”.

            የ ቴዲ ኣፍሮ ፊዮሪና ተጋብዘሃል….

          • Haile S.

            Selam Berhe,

            You are not leaving an escape route to Abi. You are catching up 😁. In fact, when he says what he said, he meant what you said. He just turns words upside down in order to ignite our flammable side that he learned well. He is as harmfull as a Marabou undertail feathers.

          • Abi

            Hawna Berhe
            “ከሥጋ ብስና ጎመን በጤና”
            የቴዲ ታደሰን “ህልምሽም ቅዠት ነው” ተጋብዘሃል…

          • Brhan

            Hello Berhe Y
            Bealu Girma was the Ernest Hemingway of Ethiopia in my opinion.
            Not only did I read his novels but also one of his books “Derasiw” was studied during my grade 10 class.
            I think he started writing before the Derg, but he was famous during the Derg times.
            Oromay. I can’t forget that book. The day I and my friend ( let his soul rest in peace) found that book, was the same day it was banned. So I and my friend agreed that we have to finish reading it the whole night and destroy it the next day. We read turn by turn but a few minutes after midnignt we were defeated by our sleep. We couln’t even reach qurater of it.
            It was years after I left back home that I was able to read it.
            Why did Mengistu kill him, I really do not know till this day. Some say because he mocked others becuase he wrote about sensetive state issues.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Brhan,

            I didn’t read the book but one of my friends when we got to grade nine told me about it. He read as free he borrowed from his local library and a day after he returned it was banned.

            Like you I read it after I left and was photocopied version.

            There are a lot of information that I didn’t know much then, and few years later, I listened to the audio on the YouTube, that I get to fully appreciate it more.

            I don’t there was anyone who has told the story of Eritrea at that time they way he did. Not only that, but how much he researched the culture, the people, the city, the country and the beauty of deki Asmara and the galant fighters.

            I hope one day it is made to a movie.

            Berhe

  • Simon Kaleab

    Selam,

    Hacking and thieving intellectual property, a Communist China speciality:

    A Harvard researcher from China pled guilty in federal court last week to lying to federal investigators over his role in an attempt to smuggle cancer research from Harvard University to the Chinese government. Over the past several years, dozens of researchers at institutions around the nation have failed to disclose their financial relationships with the Chinese government.

    According to a report by the Crimson, former Harvard researcher Zaosong Zheng pled guilty on Thursday to lying to customs officials. Zheng was found by customs officials in December 2019 with 21 vials of biological materials from cancer research that was being conducted at the Harvard Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The researched had been flagged by customs as a high risk for smuggling research materials. When the biological materials were found in his luggage, he initially denied that they had come from Harvard, instead claiming a friend had given him the vials to carry back to China.

  • Nitricc

    Hi All; I was listening to this Alula Solomon and he went crazy. It is sad people like him sitting in here and they are trying to spread hate and war. this is a brief take, just to share with none Tigrigna speakers. since the interview was in Tigrigna, let me briefed it He said..
    *Any Tigryan must stop buying and selling anything with Ethiopians. Even go and unfriend *any Ethiopian from your Facebook. ( Bekele Gerba 2.0) lol
    *All Tigryans should boycott the Ethiopian and UAE airlines. And All Tigryan must work to destroy the reputation of Ethiopian airlines. Including working for Ethiopia airlines to get kicked out from start Alliance. (And today this..

    “Star Alliance has been named the World’s Leading Airline Alliance in this year’s World Travel Awards. In the event, Ethiopian Airlines lifted “Africa’s Leading Airline award”.

    *The best thing about this war against Tigray is that Tigryans should forget about trashy Ethiopia and think and work for independent (The thugs started the war, yet they are accusing Ethiopia. You killed an army that protected you 20 years in its sleep)
    *For Every Tigryan the absolute goal is to destroy Ethiopia and to build a new republic of Tigray. (Alula, you tried that and look what got you??
    The tantrum goes on and on.

    • Nitricc

      Interesting; never thought that possibility? I like it people are starting to think peace and economic growth as soon as the thugs are ding. This is really good. I can see the benefit.

      I am ecstatically waiting for the Gondar – Asmara Rail Road: Economic Engine Grid should start soon. The integration of Eritrea and Amhara Region will have immense benefit the economic transformation of the region in general and improvement of citizens life in particular. The Amhara region is the source of nutrition of Ethiopia in general however the ungrateful Tigray liberation front as well as the aimless Oromo liberation front stifled this potential for long with an intent to bring down Amhara people and their region – knowing the economic power, work ethics, business practice faith and talent. Likewise, for decades the people of Eritrea were condemned to suffer economically due to the ill-intent of TPLF working with many international agents who intrinsically want Africans to see failing. Luckily, truth in the end is prevailing the Amhara people have waken up so are Eritrea now looking the downfall of the evil monster, TPLF. A peaceful business environment is good for every economic actor, however, the two giant talents and potential ( Amhara & Eritrea) can make a huge and significant development for the region and they have potential to engineer the socio-economic future of the people whose ambition have been peace and better standard of living. As the old year is winding down the Amhara Regional Government & Eritrea Government should earmarked budget for such a lofty project. Now, I am no more worrying about TPLF and OLF is the least of my worries.

      • Selam Nitricc,

        Gonder – Asmara – Massawa, and why not, Mekelle – Asmara – Massawa, as well, once the evil junta is gone for good. If northern Ethiopia has to use Port Sudan, why not use the port of Massawa. The spoilers are gone, peace and economic integrations between the two countries are possibilities waiting to be implemented.

        After the demise of the terrorists, Ethiopia and Eritrea can close their past history of confrontation and wars, and open a new chapter of cooperation. It takes only the will for a new beginning and do a miracle for the people of the region. All the necessary criteria are already in place.

        Nevertheless, if suspicion and antagonism are going to rule the region as usual, then we should blame no one else but ourselves. At this very moment and after the demise of the evil tplf, the beginning of a new relation between the two countries is possible.

        The fearmongers are going to say different things, of course, because they are scared of change and they are stuck in time. Even then, change is going to come to the region, because the new generation unlike the old, is hungry for a better world of peace and economic development.

        Feeding on identity politics will die with tplf, and for Ethiopians and Eritreans, their humanity will be more important than the myth they have been hearing for so long. They are going to unchain themselves for good.

        • Consolation

          Hello Horizon,

          Gonder – Asmara – Massawa, and why not, Mekelle – Asmara – Massawa, as well, once the evil junta is gone for good.

          The problem is not about a misguided group of criminals but deeply ingrained Tigrayan perverted cultural values which regard what the TPLF thugs have been doing as normal. If Tigrayans fault the junta, it will not be for the egregious crimes they have committed but for their failure. As Meles Zenawi put it explicitly, theft is not a crime as long as you get away with it. What needs to happen is a cultural revolution in Tigray to change their values so that lying, thievery, thuggery, back-stabbing become not the norm but damnable behaviour. And that cannot happen by a simple removal of the gang and return to business as usual. Remember that just 3 months back, 2.7 million of them voted for the thugs. Tigrayans need to experience catastrophic consequences if they are to be cured of their bad habits. It was the punishing treatment that was meted out after the Second World War to the Germans and the Japanese that cured them of their belligerent and ambitious imperial proclivities. But I am afraid that Dr. Abiy does not have the spine for that and so the Tigrayans will not learn a lesson and future generations will pay for that.

          • NewDawn

            Selam Consolation, How does Abiy go about cleansing and Curing Tigrayans Perverted Cultural Values?

            Anything he does will just add oxygen to the flame, i doubt their smart as Japanese and Germans to realign their views and Politically adjust for the future. For this very reason Abay Tigray and Belligerent Tigrayan Leaders/Elite nefarious plans for Eritrean people will always be a fact of life. The script is being flipped and the backbone of Tigray will be broken instead!

          • Consolation

            ND,

            The first thing he can do, that is next week, is cut Tigray down in size by transferring all the lands that the TPLF has stolen from Amhara, i.e., Humera Kafta, Welkait, Tsegede, Tselemt, Raya, to their rightful owners, confiscating all the lands stolen by Tigrayans back to their original owners.

            The second thing he can do is confiscate all the wealth that was stolen over the 27 years that the TPLF and Tigrayans were looting Ethiopia. All the monies they borrowed from Ethiopian banks and did not pay back should be collected.

            This is just for starters. If Tigrayans object, then do to them what they did to the Somali Region, carpet bomb them back to the stone age!

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Consolation,

            For an organization that calls “theft” as “caring” (ሐልዮት) can not accuse others of theft. For your organization:

            Theft = organizational caring = ውድባዊ ሐልዮት

            In your vocabulary : ስርቂ = ሓልዮት

            ሓባል ከይበለትኒ ሓባል ክብላ እኮ’ዩ ናትካ ነገር:: ንዓና’ዩ ነዚ ረሳሕ ባህሊ ዘታእተኽሞ ንምድምሳስ ባህላዊ ሰውራ ዘድልየና ዘሎ::

            I am watching everything an organizational operative could say to deceive the public.

          • Nitricc

            Tigrayans need to experience catastrophic consequences if they are to be cured of their bad habits. It was the punishing treatment that was meted out after the Second World War to the Germans and the Japanese that cured them of their belligerent and ambitious imperial proclivities. But I am afraid that Dr. Abiy does not have the spine for that and so the Tigrayans will not learn a lesson and future generations will pay for that.

            I agreeeeeee. If they don’t learn from this, then, nothing will. You talk about an absolute humiliation. Do you think the losers who are TPLF lovers on this forum learned anything from this humiliations? I don’t think so. they never learn, if not who supports the thugs?

    • NewDawn

      Selam nitric, forgive him, this is a very tough situation for Tplf and their supporters. They take comfort of going back to the mountains as their only hope . Imagine mieda being your consolation In the face of this tragedy lol.

      Picture yourself in their position, you will truly
      understand the pain their going through!

    • Saleh Johar

      Dear Nitricc,
      You know I have a soft spot for you. That’s why I have to tell you this: I agree Alula is very partisan, pro TPLF. But did you consider how you sound in your comments? Exactly like him except you support two antagonistic parties. I think only a few will disagree with me in this comparison. Take it easy.

      • Aligaz G

        Dear Brother Saleh,

        Most of us also have a soft spot for you. But Nitricc is clearly enjoying the demise of TPLF and expressing himself like any red blooded American would. Personally I think this is great.

        • Saleh Johar

          Thank you Aligaz,
          I didn’t object or accept his jubilation. I wish you limited your comment to mine which is the similarity between his partisanship and that of the person he criticized. I would have liked to see you correct me if I was wrong or add something to the issue I raised. Anything else is irrelevant to the comparison I made. But thank you for the comment.

      • Nitricc

        Hi SJ; I don’t know how i sounded but Alula knows The Debretsion group are toasted. I believe strongly TPLF leaders are some killed and the rest are captured. The government of Ethiopia are telling because they are weighting how the news will affect the people of Tigray and the rest of TPLF cells in side Ethiopia. The government of Ethiopia believes there are many TPLF agents inside Ethiopia and trying to get them. Just yesterday more than 10 high members of federal police were served a warrant. so, the the game truly over. That is why Alula is going absolutely going crazy and i enjoyed it.

        • Saleh Johar

          That’s my point Nitricc, he is going crazy but you seem to be equally going crazy 🙂

          • Nitricc

            SJ; you got that right. The ever darkest clouds has removed from Eritrea, Ethiopia and the east Africa. It is over now and you will hear the whole thing shortly. The Ethiopian government doesn’t want to sensationalized the news. They ;earn their mistakes from General Kinfe Dagnew.

          • Saleh Johar

            Nitricc, Please save it. What I know is sufficient for me though you sounding as if you are sitting in the cabinet briefing room makes me curious:-)

          • Nitricc

            Hey SJ; it is only commonsense and following the situations. Regardless, the thugs were expired on Sunday night.

  • Semere Tesfai

    Selam All

    It is confirmed. Debretion Gebremicael and other top Woyane leaders are apprehended (captured).
    Congratulations to all peace lovers.

    Semere Tesfai

    • Berhe Y

      Selam Semere T.

      This must be the worst form of humiliations to the TPLF and their supporters.

      Eway TereaErae.

      Berhe

      • Abi

        Hawna Berhe
        Their vast experience in conducting elections will be extremely important in conducting committee chairman elections in the federal prison.
        ዶክተር ደብረፂዮን —ጉቶ ነቀላ ኮሚቴ
        ጌታቸው ረዳ — ምስር ለቀማ ኮሚቴ
        አቦይ ስብሐት— ወፍ ጥበቃ ኮሚቴ

        • Kokhob Selam

          Hi Abo,

          Please, get a confirmation please,,

          KS,,

          • Abi

            Kokobe
            ኮኮብዬ ያንተን የክብር ቦታ ማንም አይቀናቀንህም:: ኬሪያም ብትሆን::
            ኮኮብ ሰላም— ሰላምና መረጋጋት ኮሚቴ!
            መልካም ዕድል እመኛለሁ

          • Kokhob Selam

            Dear Abo,

            ኣቦ ምነው ምነክህ:-

            Thank you..You know what? I don’t see any of the TPLF leadership is captured. None the war is going on..ኬሪያም ብትሆን: she is not under your Abiy..

            “ኲናት ኣብቂዑ” “ኲናት ክጅምር’ዩ” “የለኹላን” #Alenamediatv #News #Politics
            The war is not over. It just started..

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5M6KvPmgTg&feature=push-u-sub&attr_tag=n5-fEjoQlbrpq-wa%3A6&ab_channel=AlenaMediaTV

            I am not interested by the way. You guys are not for peace,,,

            KS,,

          • Abi

            Kokobe
            I know you are the only one for peace around here.
            “ምግባረ ክፉ በስም ይደግፉ” ባንተ ነው የሚሰራው::
            አይ ስም አወጣጥ ስታውቅበት!

      • Semere Tesfai

        Selam Berhe Y

        “This must be the worst form of humiliations to the TPLF and their supporters.”

        It is. This shows the incompetence of the Woyane leadership.
        ሕቖኻ፡ ኣብ ኩርናዕ መንደቕ ኣጸጊዕካ፡ ንጸላኢኻ ኣይትዋጋእን ኢኻ። ንድሕሪት መሰጎሚ ባይታ ክህልወካ ኣለዎ።

        The war was lost before it even started. The Woyanes lost the war the day the Humera Region was controlled by the Ethiopian Federal Forces – which was on the first few days of the fighting.

        War is not about brave men and women willing to die for the cause they believe in. Brave men and women are not brave without steady flow of supplies. When you fight, you need steady flow of medical supplies to take care your wounded soldiers; you need uninterrupted flow of food, water, ammunition, fuel, independent information channel to connect with your people and the outside world…………..

        Now ask yourself: when did the Woyanes lose their supply line?

        Semere Tesfai

        • Abi

          ወንድም አማች
          Let me answer it Ras Abi style.
          PMAA beat them big time the day he made Isu his reliable friend.

        • Berhe Y

          Selam Semere,

          I don’t know anything about war except watching movies a d reading books. Kab kartush mitukas Halife ayfeliTn.

          What you say makes a lot of sense.

          Two days or do, after the war started, the Norwegian professor (who in Tigray during the election) tweeted, they (TPLF) have to find a breathing space and need to go to Redsea or something.

          It was disturbing thought, and I was thinking they will push towards the sea to secure their supply line abd the war will be with Eritrea in the eastern region next.

          I didn’t think kartush Tish Tish abilom like me, will be waiting to be lunch / dinner fir the federal government with all the armament and solicited they had.

          Berhe

        • Consolation

          Selam Semere,

          In his classic book “Art of war”, Sun Tzu says:

          18. Hence the saying: If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle

          The TPLF thugs neither knew themselves or their enemies. They, for example, sent some members of the Northern Command to Eritrea. They were probably expecting Eritrea to take the Ethiopian soldiers prisoner and save the Weyane from having to feed them. I say so, because some of the moronic Weyane stooges are suggesting that is what precisely Eritrea should have done.

          When one compares what Sun Tsu advises to what the TPLF generals did, then one understands that they were totally ignorant of the art of war.

          http://classics.mit.edu/Tzu/artwar.html

        • Nitricc

          Hey Semere; I don’t know what kind of plan the thugs had but what ever the plan was, they planned it to be very short. The thugs already told us; the attack was the likes of Israel. Well, they started like Israel but ended up like Hamas. PMAA said their plan was to control Gonder and Wello; but then what? I don’t get it. I can’t believe they were planning for 4-killo. I have no idea what their plan was.

          • Abi

            General
            One thing apparently clear is this “Destination ቅሊንጦ” project is poorly planned and executed.
            How do you get your self behind a bar as quickly as possible?
            1) get wasted and jump over the counter
            2) Instigate a war
            The drunk weyanes accompanied both.

          • Nitricc

            Ras Abiy; I am just imaging it in my head that at this age, addicted to Whiskey and living at it, how are they managing in fox-hole? while people are going after you? If it was me, i will just end it, in my comfort and in my house. The good thing is, very soon they will be out of their medication and that should do the trick.

          • Abi

            General
            According to Hashela , the ኮቾሮ ( dry food) is soaked in whiskey.
            As you said supply is running thin.
            Whiskey, medicine, adult diapers, teenage girls…

          • Selam Nitricc,

            The main reason for tplf’s so-called pre-emptive strike was their insecurity. In actual fact they were gambling, as insecure and at the same time arrogant and ignorant people usually do, and it came out with disastrous results for them. All the bravado tplf manifested was due to the fact that deep down in their heart they were insecure people. Unfortunately, their arrogance was inflated to the maximum by some foreign journalists who were on tplf payroll. On top of all these, tplf is a collection of utterly ignorant people, politically and militarily.

            When in 1991 the derg was defeated, they believed that single-handedly they and they alone did it, and the Ethiopian society or other liberation fronts played no important role. That is why they believed in the winner takes all, and they were contemptuous towards the Ethiopian people. Therefore, we saw in ethiopia one dictatorship replacing the former dictatorship. Simply they spoke a different language than the derg, exactly what usually happens in Africa.

            Unfortunately, they came to believe in their greatness and invincibility as if it was real. That is why they committed egregious crimes that infuriated the armed forces and the Ethiopian society. When they attacked the armed forces, in actual fact, they attacked the whole nation, and they expected to get away with it.

            It was such a stupid move only mentally retarded people would undertake. It was a manifestation of their utter ignorance and contempt for the ethiopian society and the international community as well, which they believed would come to their rescue, to the rescue of traitors, criminals and terrorists. On the contrary, the world left them to face their fate, and the only voice of sympathy for tplf comes from those who have vested interests.

          • Nitricc

            When in 1991 the derg was defeated, they believed that single-handedly they and they alone did it

            Hi Horizon; the truth is everyone knows who was behind when the Derg was defeated. The Truth is TPLF thugs have more soldiers, more weapons, more tanks and missiles that goes as far as 300 KM. all in all they are far better armed than they were when Derg defeated but why can’t they defeat the federal army and occupy Addis again? mu friend, the truth is they told a lie yo themselves and they believed it.Even some countries seems to believe the lie. They are nothing but thugs, the federal army went through them like a hot knife goes through a batter.

    • Kokhob Selam

      Dear ST,

      Any evidence please,,

      KS,,

      • said

        Greetings
        KS
        There is no credible news from international press , only fringe press are saying according to Ethiopian ,they are claims to have captured & killed Tigrayan leaders, Pl see the link

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6c99aN2EvM

        • Kokhob Selam

          Yes Mr.Said,

          I am aware of what is going on. Deeply following it.. I am asking him to know how much he is doing it…

          KS,,

    • Amanuel Hidrat

      Selam Semere,

      I thought you are better than Nitric. Why don’t wait until it happens, wether it is going to happen or not. You could present it as wish, but to say it is happened when it is not is unbecoming from you.

  • Peace!

    Breaking News: ደብረጽዮን ገ/ሚካኤል በሀገር መከላከያ ሠራዊት የተማረከ መሆኑ a developing story…

    Congragiileshens to the people of Tigray!!!

    Peace!

    • Semere Tesfai

      Selam Peace

      “Breaking News: ደብረጽዮን ገ/ሚካኤል በሀገር መከላከያ ሠራዊት የተማረከ መሆኑ a developing story…

      Congragiileshens to the people of Tigray!!!”

      What happened to the South Sudan, Egypt, meeting with Al-Sisi ……… rumors that were circulating just until yesterday. News is moving at the speed of sound these days. Anyway, I say too good to be true!

      Semere Tesfai

      • Peace!

        Hi Semere,

        This one seems authentic it is coming from Sekota where the operation is unfolding.

        Peace!

        • Semere Tesfai

          Selam Peace

          Yes you’re right; I just confirmed it. According to Colonel Beyene – commander of 31st Ethiopian Division – Debretsion Gebremical, Sibhat Nega, Getachew Reda, Abay Tsehaie and some other high ranking Woyane officials are within 10 kms of the 31st Division frontline units.

          According to Colonel Beyene, the Woyane top leaders are located in the high mountainous terrain of Worqamba town in Hawzien region. The Colonel said “we know exactly where they are; we are following every move they make; the’ve run out of food fuel and ammunition; and this phase of this mission is going to be completed within a day or two.

          That is from the horse’s mouth

          Semere Tesfai

  • sara

    selam awtistas..
    isn’t it ironic to get pushed out of your echo by xxxxxx and again by your employer…
    an ethiopia of eritrean decent scientist named Timnit Gebru was recently kicked out
    her job at google…simply because of her thoughts of inequality at the AI world.
    the first was for color of her eyes, imagine these one is because of her mind set.
    its weekend, here is the link..
    https://conandaily.com/2020/12/05/timnit-gebru-biography-13-things-about-eritrean-ethiopian-ai-researcher/

    • Consolation

      Hi Sara,

      That reference to the color of her eyes is a very good one. In fact, someone should contact Timnit so that she can use it to have a jab at her racist bosses!

    • Berhe Y

      Hi Sara,

      I don’t think she needs to mention the deportation for someone who has reached her level. She does not need to dignify and give them visibility that they don’t deserve.

      With regards to her employer, I think she stood for what she believes and she is getting a lot of support. I will not be surprised, there be a fell out at Google. I don’t there will shortage of places where she will go and shine again.

      Berhe

      • Consolation

        Hi Berhe,

        You are an oddity. The deportation of Eritreans is one of the greatest crimes committed in the 20th century. Over 90,000 Eritreans were cruelly collected from their homes, dispossessed of their properties and deported in a very inhuman way. And you think just because she has become a google expert, the crime is beneath her level. You are forgetting that the deportation is an integral part of her history and is mentioned in the news items about her. I have my suspicions that the exposure of the Weyane thugs is not to your liking!

        • Berhe Y

          Hi Consolation,

          I don’t really care about “weyane” or their exposure, and if it helps her case and adds value, I don’t see it but by all means.

          My thinking was, she has reached a world stage beyond weyane or the thugs can reach and mixing her deportation with the topic at hand, I think it would divert the attention, from the issue at hand.

          From an Eritrean point of view, it may be important aspect, but today, she is fighting for equality and elevation of black people in technology and ethics of technology such as AI at a world state. Making a story of how she was wronged by another African group of country, I don’t think it would add any value to the story at hand.

          At least that’s what I was thinking….but in your twisted world, off course you see wrong in everything.

          As to crying on behalf of Eritreans who were wronged, you as IA worshipper is the last person to speak. Just saw, the reunion of of a man who was in IA prison for 26 years for refusing to go to the national service. The national service who become a law by proclamation which states “for anyone refused his / her obligation a maximum sentence of 2 years”. I am glad he had managed to get out and united with his family but I can only imagine the pain he and his family have went through.

          Tesfay

          • Abi

            Hawna Berhe
            Is it 2 years or 26 years?

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Abi,

            The maximum penality is 2 years according to the proclamation, but the johova witness got out after 26 years.

            26 years is how long Isayas Afeworki spent in the liberation front.

            Berhane

          • Abi

            Hello Berhe, Berhane, Tesfay
            I hear you guys:)
            Thanks

          • Haile S.

            Selam Berhe,

            You just signed “Tesfay”. Are you using multiple names like Hope? 😁😁😁.

            Abi, you are not paying attention!😁

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Haile,
            Exactly:).
            Berhe

          • iSem

            Hi Haile S and Abi:
            Haile::Your guess about Berhe using multiple names is wrong. Dead

            wrong.
            And selam RAS Gonder neber Abi soon to be Guad Abi: Welcome, hope you are doing good, say hello to First Lady, she will still retain that tile. You are also wrong to suggest Berhe has multiple personalities when you said ” I hear you all guys”
            There reason Berhe signed with first Tesfay and then Berhan was a Freudian slip because he thinks the current doom and gloom prophet isem sees in our countries is hopeful one: (Tesfay:, natay tesfa,my hope) and his second slip was he sees light at the beginning of the tunnel though he not sure at the end of the tunnel

            🙂
            Got it?

          • Abi

            Prophet iSem
            Good one!
            Although Haile and I unsuccessfully tried to give Berhe hard time, you came up with a better explanation.
            When he signed with Tesfa I took it he was mentioning Hope. I said to myself, “now that is fast by Berhe’s standards “:)

            በመጨረሻው ዘመን የሃሰት ነብዮች …..
            ጏድ አቢ
            ኢሠፓ ማዕከላዊ ቢሮ

          • Haile S.

            Selam Semere, Berhe, Abi et all,

            I thought iSem’s eyes [ i (eye) ሰም] don’t pay attention! Mais voila, they are penetratingly observant!

          • Abi

            መምህር
            I was busy talking to shikorina about food. As a self declared ሆዳም ( ሆዳማ according to Teg Vet Mahmud) , nothing is more exciting than dabo.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Abi,

            Our shikoinatat are unstoppable. Saay is correct in advocation for woman leaders in our zone.

            The news and internet is buzzing by 17 year old Maryam Tsegaye for winning 500,000 award for 3 min video she created explaining Quantum Tunnelling.

            Abi,look it up it will help explain how you may be able to solve why you are hodam.

            Berhe

          • Abi

            Hawna Berhe
            You are still slow:)
            I’m hodam because the person controlling the kitchen is the best cook in the world. I’m not kidding.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Abi,

            Lucky for you. I know exactly what you mean now, and I can say the same about my kitchen. And I am sure, of every person feels the same.

            Our food needs to be mainstream, like Chinese, Italian and Indian.

            Berhe

          • Nitricc

            Hi Berhe; Indian, Chinese? Hell no. the best Hanesha for, in my opinion, Shiro and Gomen. That is the best and healthy. Shiro has more protein than red beef.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Nitricc,

            I was not saying Indian is better, but it’s a lot more popular and mainstream in places like London (understandable) but New York and other places as well.

            What I mean is, it needs to be “Americanized” if you will where there will be thousands of “franchised” restaurants people just dial and order the food. That would probably kill the “quality” but it will make a lot of our women “rich”. May be I should look into this, venture. Just think about how Chipotle has exploded in America today.

            When I tell you a story…when I was new I was looking for a job in a news paper and I saw the ad for a dish washer and all it said was “call John and a number”. So I called and went for interview and it happen to be an Indian restaurant.

            It’s just so happen the weekend before I watched Indian Jones – The Temple of Doom. I never had Indian food before and I declined the job because I thought the cooked monkey brains for desert like in the movie. I don’t know why, but I couldn’t think of myself working in that kitchen:).

            I like Shiro too and timtimo as well, but the Gomen (Ethiopian style, I am not sure I like it), it’s too plane for me.

            Berhe

          • Nitricc

            I was not saying Indian is better, but it’s a lot more popular and mainstream in places like London (understandable) but New York and other places as well.

            Hi Berhe on that case, i agree with you. I misunderstood you, my bad.
            The only problem is Habesha food have many process to make it. If you ask me teff Injera should be the food of the world but trying to make it is labor intensive.

          • Abi

            Hawna Berhe
            If you haven’t tasted
            ጎመን በሥጋ
            ሽሮ ታጋሚኖ
            ቦዘና ሽሮ
            You haven’t tasted a real food.

            “እከክ የሰጠ ጥፍር አይነሳም ” ይባላል:: ሆዳምነቴን አይቶ ምርጧን ጣለልኝ 🙂 ለፈጣሪ ምን ይሳነዋል!
            “ፍቅር በሆድ ይገባል ” ይላሉ የኔ ብጤ ሆዳሞች:)

          • Nitricc

            ሽሮ ታጋሚኖ ቦዘና ሽሮ

            Abiy what does mean? I only know Shiro and it is very hard to find it on Ethiopian or Eritrean restaurants.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Abi,

            ጎመን በሥጋ, I tried it and I don’t think I like it much.
            ሽሮ ታጋሚኖ – I don’t know what that is. I will ask my queen.
            ቦዘና ሽሮ – I love this one.

            Berhe

          • Consolation

            Selam Berhe,

            I have had my suspicions that you have more axe to grind than that you pretend to do. Timnit left Ethiopia to avoid deportation because the Tigrayans did not like the color of her eyes. That was the first stage of her life. And now she is facing racists who do not like the color of her skin. If she connected the two, it would be a devastating blow to the Tigrayans. It would expose them, That, in may opinion, is what is of concern for you and not that it would dilute here message. How could it? She is not the first to face racism in the US.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Consolation,

            Please by all means if deportation from “Ethiopia” because of the “color of her eyes” by the same people “who have the same eye color” makes her case stronger, she should use it by all means.

            I would not push the “Tigrayan” accusation too much, because you should look at the people who are running Eritrea, unless you are one of them “nata gedifa nay hamata”.

            Let me ask you, does it bother you Isayas Afeworki has Tigrayan and Gonder roots?

            Berhe

          • NewDawn

            Selam Berhe, mehandis has already asked him that question. He danced perfectly around that question. Cognitive dissonance is strong in wedi afom lovers.

            Strong possibility he has roots in tigray,he just needs to act like an adult and accept things for the way they are. Nothing wrong with having roots in Tigray Conso!

          • Berhe Y

            Hi ND,

            You are correct.

            Hey Mahandis,

            How have you been. Hope all is good.

          • Consolation

            NewDawn,

            My 23 years in cyberspace has taught me that those who bring up Isaias’s ancestry are Tigayans. When I used the A word to expose Mehandis, his response was so is Isaias. You and Berhe seem to fall in the same class. It is a case of “the lady doth protest too much”. I understand your pain. But you deserve it. Now that Tigray has been diminished by losing half of its territories and defeated unceremoniously, we will not have to deal with your kind for long!

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Consolation,

            You are the one accusing people left and right to be “Tegaru” without any evidence. It’s not that there is any thing wrong with it.

            No body is bringing up Isayas ancestary and it really doesn’t matter. But since you are blaming all being Tegaru who oppose the PFDJ, the question for you is, what do you have to say about Isayas and his Tigray ancestry.

            It’s a simple question, you can say, you don’t know, it doesn’t matter, he is not.

            In other words you are:). ፈሳዊኡ ጨናዊኡ.

            Berhe

          • Kokhob Selam

            Hi Berhino,

            “In other words you are:).xxxxxxxx.” I never experience from you. You have been gentle debater since ever,,Please correct it.

            KS..

          • Kokhob Selam

            Hi Berhino,

            “In other words you are:).xxxxxxxx.” I never experience from you. You have been gentle debater since ever,,Please correct it.

            KS..

          • Berhe Y

            Dear Kokhob,

            If I made a mistake I am sorry, but I still do not see it that way. I never see any human any less than any other human.

            Berhe

          • Kokhob Selam

            Hi Berhino,

            “In other words you are:).xxxxxxxx.” I never experience from you. You have been gentle debater since ever,,Please correct it. This man did make you do the wrong…

            Best Regards,

            KS..

        • Amanuel Hidrat

          Selam Consolation:

          You are accusing for the deportation Eritreans by the Ethiopian government, but you could not accuse our despot who became the cause of death of forty six thousands Eritreans in the senseless border war. Though the deportation is wrong, at least they are alive with us. The war victims of our despot are not with us. The greatest crimes committed in the last two decades is the crime of our despot who threw our young generation into the senseless border war.

          • Consolation

            Selam Amanuel,

            You are a Weyane servant and from now on I will not dignify your existence. What a shameless clown!

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Consolation,

            Aha, I am glad I pocked you on the painful scars you have left on our people. Eritrean mother’s are still on griefs since you took the lives of their kids by throwing them in to a senseless war – a war even characterized by your demigod. There is time for griefing, there is also time for the victims to get justice. Talking about dignifying, I don’t want to be dignified by serial killers. ፎእ እንድየ ኢለኩም::

  • Mez

    Good day Amanuel and all:
    1) The ethnocentric nationalism is/was the core driving foundation of TPLF,
    2) TPLF used “ethnic-profiling-and-segregation” as the yardstick in its sociopolitical activity for the last 50 years,
    3) Inherently TPLF is a super-ultra-nationalistic movement with Greater Tigray in its core (this was the ultimate reason for the rise-and-fall of TPLF); hence
    3.1) the coercion of land into Eritrea, the Sudan, other Ethiopian regions (Wolo, Gonder),
    3.2) There are reports indicating that there was a substantial Amharic speaking population displacement from those newly annexed regions,
    3.2) The deprivation of those annexed lands would deprive the ideologic-mythological foundation of TPLF,
    4) Therefore the whole talk of federalism, self administration…. from TPLF was a cover-up all the way.
    Please see the attached map. Old Ethiopian/Eritrean map gray color, yellow (old Tigrian territory prior to TPLF; black lines outside the yellow area indicate, forcefully annexed areas by TPLF. Please take a note on the South-eastern region of Barka.

    thanks,

    • sara

      selam Mez
      where is the link of the map…

      • Mez

        Hi Sara, I couldn’t upload the map. I didn’t knew that it was not allowed.
        I will put it somewhere and give the link on weekend.

        Thanks

  • Nitricc

    Hi All; well, as I expected the people of Tigray has turn their back to Weyane. The residents of Mekkele are saying, we seen Eritrean soldiers nor have they looted our properties. They said we don’t need any problems with Eritreans and the false news must stop. i let you listen for your self.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1741&v=h4gZNY55SHY&feature=emb_logo

    • Peace!

      Hi Nitric

      What an utter embarrassment! The irony is that the Eritrean TPLFites are acting as if they are Tigrayans while the Tigayans themselves are actually acting as Ethiopians and helping the defense force restore law and order.

      Peace!

  • Semere Tesfai

    Selam Amanuel Hidrat and Brhan

    First allow me to applaud you both for your courage persistence and for standing your ground against the tide – when, even the Woyane diehards disappeared simply because they couldn’t stand the heat. Having said that, let me tell you very bluntly that you’re dead wrong on every issue. And let me explain why:

    1. – “It is Breathtaking analysis. I like the article because it intrinsically substantiate the argument I am making. Look the following excerpts from the piece:

    Thus, Abiy has become the nexus whereby Amhara ultranationalists, right-wing Ethiopian nationalists, and the Afwerki regime converge, goading him into the war of attrition. However, this alliance is forged by narrow, short-term interests. It is also emblematic of a cycle of vendetta-driven politics that has placed—and continues to place—the region in a state of perpetual conflict.”

    Few words here: the current Abiy Isaias alliance against the Woyane thugs is an alliance of diverse political forces – some with diametrically opposing interests. I get it! Alliances have their own shelf-lives – and the current Abiy Isias governments alliance is no different. I perfectly understand that as well. Could the Abiy Isias alliance end up being so short-sighted alliance and, next year this time, both Ethiopian and Eritrean governments be on military confrontation? Very unlikely; but still, it is possible. Could this Abiy and Isias alliance be an alliance “of vendetta-driven politics that has placed—and continues to place—the region in a state of perpetual conflict?” Very unlikely; but is possible. But, but, but still, that doesn’t make the necessity of the current alliance to defeat the Woyanes wrong – if that is what you’re implying.

    2. – “The anti-federalist sentiment that animates right-wing Ethiopian and Amhara nationalists—whose political underpinning is restorative nostalgia about the “lost” mythical glory of a centralized Imperial Ethiopia—can not be disentangled from the grievance of loss of Ethiopia’s access to the sea. They continue to romanticize that either Eritrea will eventually “reunite” with its “motherland” or Ethiopia will reclaim its historical, legal, and even biblical ordained ‘right’ to the Red Sea.
    By bringing such analysis we (Amanuel Hidrat et al) will expose the conspiracy against our sovereignty and will try to give an eye opening to the “gullible clapping club” who could not see the upcoming on the horizon.”

    Again, let me say few points here:

    A. – No matter how we perceive the Abiy-Isias governments current alliance, there is a glaring fact that no one can dare deny. Ethiopia has a lot of – must do – nation-building tasks ahead of it for the next 20-30 years – just to survive as a United People and as a prosperous United Nation.

    2A-1. – Rebuilding Tigray economically, politically, socially as one of Ethiopia’s vital organs.

    2A-2. – Controlling Amara and Oromo ultranationalists and anarchists that would destroy the nation if not controlled soon

    2A-3. – The formation of National Political Parties that look like the nation itself (diverse in every way) and the formation of standard National Election Laws

    2A-4. – Redrawing Ethiopia’s Regional States (Killils) in a way that would (a) balance power resources and population size between regions (b) maximize diversity of ethnolinguistic communities within a given Regional State (Killil) (c) heal all old wounds and grievances (d) to build the confidence all Ethiopians, achieve rapid economic progress that changes the lives of ordinary Ethiopians (e) restore and build Ethiopian Patriotism and Ethiopian Pride.

    3. – To achieve the above objectives, it is a must, for Ethiopia to be at peace with itself and with its neighbors. Because it is impossible for Ethiopia to look inward, discover its resources and full potential, achieve its economic social and security objectives – while eyeing outward looking for perceived prizes – Eritrean invasion for the purpose of making the Red Sea its Northern Frontier. Simply put: without having stability and tranquility in the whole Red Sea Horn Region, not only Ethiopia is not going to move an inch towards internal political stability and economic prosperity, but also, it will endanger itself as a nation facing fragmentation – breaking along its faultlines.

    4. – Make no mistake: Ethiopian elite has learned a lot in the past fifty years. Among the valuable lessons they’ve learned:

    A – Eritrea is a buffer state that interest many global and regional players. Ethiopia can’t invade a strategic sovereign UN member nation (Eritrea), remove its government, control wholly or partially its sovereign territories, and live happily ever after. Ethiopia just can’t.

    B – Ethiopia can achieve and gain a whole lot more by having bilateral close relation based on mutual respect and interest with Eritrea, as opposed to being hostile to Eritrea – as is proven by this Woyane war

    C – To close the rift, the deep wounds, the mistrust in Tigray Region will take 20-30 years at minimum. Meaning: it is not prudent, it is counterproductive, it is utter stupidity, it is insanity for any Addis government to have hostile policy towards Eritrea before the wounds in Tigray are completely healed. If any Addis government does that, that Addis government’s action will be a cause for an alliance of Eritreans and Tigrean against their common enemy – the Addid government – which would lead to God knows where.

    2. – Therefore, for the reasons I mentioned above, crying Ethiopian threat for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Eritrea, in the immediate near future is simply a misplaced threat or ringing unfounded false alarm.

    Aman and Brhan: I hope I helped-in, shedding some light bringing the other side of the argument. Please keep engaging and keep challenging the form to add some value to our political discourse. Thanks again.

    Semere Tesfai

    • Amanuel Hidrat

      Selam Semere Tesfay,

      I enjoy your independent assessment and your take on the way forward to the Ethiopian politics. However, I beg to differ on principle and how to approach to the nature of their politics. In my view nothing from outside approach will bring an over lasting peace to the nature of Ethiopian politics without bringing the stockholders into a table to hammer their differences and come up with a negotiated solution. Any solution outside of “negotiated solution” will amount to the winner takes all. It is the same thing The Tigrians accused, the same thing the Amara were accused before them and the same thing the current trends looks like. Give it a rethinking to it. But I would like to share with you the picture of the war without explanation as told by our prolific writer and activist, Selam Kidane. She explained the puzzle of the war as follows:

      ውጊያው = መቀለ
      ቁስለኛው =. ደቀምሓረ
      ዜናው = ሰቆታ
      ፈንጠዝያው = ባህርዳር
      ስትወሽን ሩም = ሸገር
      ጦር ህንደሳው = አስመራ
      ትንታኔው = ዩትዩብ

      Regards

      • Kokhob Selam

        Dear Brother,

        That is very nice..ጻባ ስተ ዝሓወይ::

        KS,,

  • Nitricc

    Eritrea started the recovery.

    On December 4, 2020, 26 brothers and 2 sisters in Eritrea were set free after being imprisoned for their faith. They have spent between 5 and 26 years in prison

    https://www.facebook.com/950a06c7-bc8f-4651-a338-822672fe045f

    • NewDawn

      Selam Nitricc, this is absolutely good news. Bittersweet however 26 years in prison in an Eritrean person is a horrible predicament, atleast they can now finally reunite and rest with their family’s.

      • Nitricc

        Hi ND: Eritrea is turning the corner, there was a good reason for the absolute action. now TPLF is dead so does the Eritrean problems, National millitry service back to its original. change is here my friend.

        • NewDawn

          Selam Nitricc, i hope so. The overturn from indefinite national service to 18 months national service was told by Major General Filipos Woldeyohannes far back in June. When is it going to be actually implemented, we need full transparency. Time will tell, whether this is one of their fake promises. Hopefully its not.

          If Eritrea provides a solid platform, for the educated Eritreans to return back and contribute. While heavily investing in the youth and letting them to return to a normal life, the sky is the limit.

          We will be proud of a country measured by the wellbeing’s of its citizens, where its children can go to school to receive quality education, whilst also having good access to quality healthcare and eating till their stomachs are full. The Eritrean people deserve it, they have gone through enough trauma and damage!

          • Nitricc

            Hi ND: Trust me, the danger TPLF had in Eritrea, you must understand. Every dream you have for Eritrea will matteriazed. sure, the dream postpended but never died. Everything will be done without fanfare and press conference. ND, have faith on Eritreanism. I do.Sure, the Eritrean people have suffered but there was a good reason. the nation has to come first. Period. I agree with you.

  • Nitricc

    Hi All; it seems my job is done. The end of the thugs is upon us. I stood from day one against this organization called TPLF, i knew one day they will eliminated but i will be laying if i tell you it will end this way and this fast. The turn of events are short of amazing. I congratulations to the people of Tigray, Ethiopia and of course the brave people of Eritrea. If anything what this can teach us is, any time we act arrogantly, ignorantly and irresponsibly, failure is guaranteed. I understand the feeling the Tigryans are feeling, i am not Tigryan but watching the destruction of Demxi weyane, i witnessed the humiliations any Tigryan must feel but Tigray is better of with out those criminals. I thank you the people who stood for the truth and what is just while shame on you who sided with the criminals. It is life when one evil dies it is natural another one to be born. I hear the stupid Tamirat Negera is in a process to open a new you-tube channel and he is planning to open a new front, a front of hate between Ethiopia and Eritrea. He is planning to stock hate and suspensions among the two people. Let’s enough and let’s live in peace.

    • Nitricc
      • Nitricc

        Dr. Ir. Middle Lander
        @LanderMiddle

        My #Eritrean friends, you are being accused of stealing “doors”, shame on youRolling on the floor laughing, or are doors the only valuable objects #TPLF constructed in the past 27 years, which they fear will be stolen? Is he talking about Mesfin Engineering doors Rolling on the floor laughingRolling on the floor laughing #Ethiopia #Eritrea

        • Abi

          General
          ሰውዬው እኮ በሣቅ ሞተ!
          ጀግናው ወያኔ በሮኬት ቢስትህ በሣቅ ይገድልሃል::
          እየሳቁ መሞት…

  • Simon Kaleab

    Selam,

    The ‘Masters of the Universe’ mafia: Doodle, PooTube, FakeBook and Twister are more powerful than democratically elected Presidents.

    Prominent AI ethics researcher Timnit Gebru alleges that her firing from Google is an act of “unprecedented research censorship.” The Masters of the Universe at Google fired Gebru after she refused to retract an academic paper critical of the company’s AI technology.

    Wired reports that artificial intelligence researcher Timnit Gebru alleges that last month she was approached by a manager at Google and asked to retract or remove her name from a research paper that she had coauthored as an internal review at Google found the contents of the paper objectionable.

    The paper discussed ethical issues raised by advances in artificial intelligence working with language, an area of research that Google believes is important to the future of its business. Gebru objected to retracting the paper or removing her name from it, calling the practice unscholarly. A short time later she was fired by the Silicon Valley giant. A Google spokesperson alleges that she resigned and was not fired but declined to comment further.

    Gebru tweeted about the firing and issues she faced.

    • sara

      selam simon..
      sorry i just saw your entry after i did mine…and thank you for bringing it to the for,
      btw, i was first alerted about this by my colleague who hails from india.

  • Semere Tesfai

    Selam All

    Any news about Hope/Sultan?
    Every now and then counting Awate family members is in order. It is unlike him to disappear in this interesting times full of juicy stuff. Please somebody say something about his whereabouts or do something.

    Semere Tesfai

    • Abi

      ወንድም አማች
      ሱልጣን was unceremoniously banned from this forum for refusing to follow a single and simple advice.
      Using multiple nicknames was his sin. As much as I miss him, he should never undermine the numerous warnings kindly provided by the moderator.

      • Semere Tesfai

        ሰላም ወንድም አማች

        “ሱልጣን was unceremoniously banned from this forum for refusing to follow a single and simple advice: using multiple nicknames”

        I didn’t know he was on timeout. I’m glad he is safe and sound serving his timeout. Thank you for the help.

        Semere Tesfai

        • Kokhob Selam

          Dear Semere,

          Let us ask the awate team to allow this smart guy to open his account and give him more… a chance..

          KS,,

          • Hashela

            Selam Kokhob

            I support your motion!

          • sara

            selamat Hashela…
            after what has happened recently… i think awate should declare
            no one is left behind… no one is banned any more…. time to bring
            all eri forumers together…bygones are bygones…let us start afresh/
            lets start make the year 2021… eritreans restarting of new chapter …

          • Abi

            Shikorina
            I disagree. If someone is allowed to express his opinions freely using any name he desires, that person should at least refrain from using several nicknames.
            It is disrespectful to the moderators and participants . If a person is bored of his nickname, he can notify the moderator and participants the new nickname. I can easily list at least 10 nicknames Hope used in the past several years.

          • sara

            selam ato abi,
            with all my respect to you…ato abi….. we have been here to long and we have seen many come and go, most were good fellas..but some were very ugly,cruel,you name it… and they were not kicked but left out of boredom when they saw themselves nobody buys their agenda.
            comparing with those hope was a saint except he does sometimes
            throw stones that makes the moda wake from his afternoon naps.
            so ato abi… we are were we are… support the motion to bring hope
            back to the forum….afterall he did drink water from abay lake.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi sara and all,

            I don’t think Hope is banned anymore. I think he has volunteered with and went to fight. If he was banned, I doubt it will be more than 2 weeks.

            He reminds me the character Antonio Montoya from the movie The Princess Price. He lived the last 20 years waiting for the demise of TPLF, I don’t think he would miss the action:).

            Where ever you are, I never believed this would happened and I want to tell you, you were correct all along.

            Berhe

        • Nitricc

          Hi Semere; I agree with you. Awate, let him express himself. I agree, using multiple nick name is wrong but let’s make a deal, let him promise to stick with one nick name and let him use the forum, please. After all he is our own. Thanks.

          • Semere Tesfai

            Selam Nitricc

            Hi Semere; I agree with you. Awate, let him express himself. I agree, using multiple nick name is wrong but let’s make a deal, let him promise to stick with one nick name and let him use the forum, please. After all he is our own.

            Hey Nitricc: The Awate moderators should have banned Semere Andom instead 🙂

            Seriously though – this is my thing: to be banned from expressing your voice during any ordinary day is understandable. But during Woyane’s ሓመድ ድበ (burial)? Oooooooooooooouch!!!

            That pains to the bone; specially to Hope/Sultan who spent more than a decade in the Awate frontlines fighting hand-to-hand combat against the digital Woyanes and their loyalists.

            Well, Hope: wherever you are enjoy the show. I’m sure you been longing to see this day for two and half decades.

            Buddy: be safe and take care of yourself.

            Semere Tesfai

          • Haile S.

            Selam Semere-T,

            I saw Hope walking in the TesfaNews commentary alley. Some of the guys there are nasty on him. He is better served here and better comes back to his home town where he has adapted very well throwing off all kind of spears thown at him including some stones that escape our hands.
            I hope Hope will hop back with the only name Hope to his hopping ground.

          • Semere Tesfai

            Selam Haile

            “I saw Hope walking in the TesfaNews commentary alley. Some of the guys there are nasty on him. He is better served here and better comes back to his home town where he has adapted very well throwing off all kind of spears thown at him including some stones that escape our hands.”

            ኣብ ዓድና፡ ኣደይ ይሕደጋ ‘ታይ ትብል ነራ መስለካ?
            ሰብ ብዙሕ’ዩ ባህርያቱ፡ ገለስ ካብ ካብ ጨና-ፍረንጂኳ ላምባ ‘ፈቱ (ይፈቱ)
            ትብል ነራ።

            What can I say ንደቂ ዓዋተ – ከም ደቂ ቅንፍዝ፡ ከከም ገጾም ምሕቋፍ ‘ዩ ‘ምበር

            Semere Tesfai

          • Abi

            ወንድም አማች
            ሊቀመኳስ
            ሚሊሽያ
            I disagree with all of you.
            The moderator BEGGED Hope to choose only one nickname. The moderator was so generous to Mr Hope providing him with several chances to pick a nickname and stick with it.
            How difficult it is to obey a single and simple instruction by the host of the website.
            He disrespected both the host , residents and visitors.

          • Semere Tesfai

            ሰላም ወንድም አማች

            “The moderator BEGGED Hope to choose only one nickname. The moderator was so generous to Mr Hope providing him with several chances to pick a nickname and stick with it. How difficult it is to obey a single and simple by the host of the website.”

            I’m not condoning what Hope did; and I’m not trying to defend his actions.

            I’m just trying to put myself in his shoes; and imagine how it feels to miss the eulogy and prayer service the forumers did here at Awate, to show their respect and to say goodbye to the Woyanes during their final hours in this planet – which is priceless. That’s all.

            Semere Tesfai

          • Abi

            ወንድም አማች
            Consider it as a self administered punishment for being disrespectful for all.
            The moderator did everything in his power to correct the unacceptable behavior demonstrated by Mr Hope. I must say it was a hopeless situation.

          • Saleh Johar

            HaileS,
            I also miss Hope though he is a loose cannon. Ras Abi explained his main problem. He refuses to abide by the regulation and he thinks he can trick the moderators. All he was asked is to stick to one nick. I am sore no one in awate wants to keep him away if he decides to change. I wish he mans up and sticks to Hope…. and stops pestering moderators for doing their job. Thanks Semere for highlighting the norm here; His porcupine analogy is beautiful.

    • sara

      selam ato semere,
      there are so many missing from the forum, i am wondering where they could be !
      i hope not to read, something like”missing in action” notices.

      • Abi

        Sariti shikorina
        MIA ( Missing In Action) !
        We don’t also need to read POW ( Prisoners Of War).
        I believe they are just AWOL.

        • sara

          selam ato abi…
          i am praying this thing to finish early with few of what you mentioned,
          and look forward to the deal we had few years ago…. of-course this time with proper doors- windows and all the best facilities required.
          btw, the doors and windows are not those stlonen from xxxxxx and xxx, just nice once imported from france i.e/// french windows etc.

          • Abi

            Shikorina
            I agree. French door is fine with me.
            How do you like your Shiro/ berbere?

          • sara

            selam ato abi,
            one outcome of the regions instability is that it helped us expand, our culinaries from all the neighbors… hopefully after this awful situation
            these forum will have a section for cooking and i hope i will be able to share with all of you the fine dishes of somalia,sudan.

          • Abi

            Shikorina
            I agree with you with all my hungry stomach.
            May be you need to sort out some kind of arrangement with the gebena page. The person who was in charge of making coffee has already applied for a position and joining his mentors at ከርቸሌ ( virtually).
            We need to freshen up some departments at Awatenation.
            You lead, we follow.

  • Amanuel Hidrat

    Selam Awatistas,

    History being told on the deceitful pastor of peace who plunged his country in to a hateful ethnic war on two fronts, one on the northern part of Ethiopia and the other on the southern part of Ethiopia. Listen to the clip a short account how a pastor changed in to a cruel dictator.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3cszl4g

    • Peace!

      Hi Emma,

      Do you think awatisa in this forum need bbc or cnn input to understand the unfolding situation in their own country? This is crazy! Plus you’re not bringing anything new to the forum worth of discussion other than dumping links prepared for non Ethiopians and Eritreans. Please leave the dying TPLF aside and share if you have any idea as to why CNN, BBC, and some western countries are against the operation by the federal government to restoring law and order? The obvious fact is every stakeholder is trying to protect its interest including the bosses of bbc and cnn, why not you as Eritrean, goodness!

      Peace!

      • Brhan

        Hi Peace,
        You are right. We don’t want bbc or cnn to understand the unfolding situation in our country. We have an indepdent media called “Shabite.com”.
        If you do not like CNN , BBC because they are western media, try Aljazeera!

        • Amanuel Hidrat

          Selam Brhan,

          Beside “Shabiat.com” he has also the “pathological lair pastor” who told him our thirty years of struggle was a waste.

          • Peace!

            Hi Emma,

            The total dependence on TPLF has completely eroded your confidence in your own people, and when that ended, you are losing substances to make a compelling argument. Our problem is not Aby’s or Tamrat’s gaffes rather you and others have sided with TPLF and held the opposition camp hostage for the last 27 years. You have been advised many times that the Eritrean problem can only be solved by Eritreans and urge you to have faith in your own people. You didn’t እንታይ ዓይነት መርፍእ ከምዝወግኡኻ ኣይፈልጥን:: ሕጂ ኣቢ ከምዚሉ ታምራት ከምዚሉ ፊንጥራዕ ምባል ስንፍናና እዩ ዘርእይ::

            Peace!

        • Peace!

          HI Brhan,

          Obviously you missed the point. AWATISTAS, including you, are more informed than the paid bbc, cnn, and aljazeera propagandist which are good for manufacturing consent for geopolitical purposes.

          Awate university is resourceful in terms of news, information, and analysis. I would stick to local plus have you heard people say—መንገዲ ምስ ወዲ ዓዲ:)

          Take it easy
          Cheers!

          • Brhan

            Hi Peace,
            ትሕሾ You must be informed. Were you born like that. My friend informing oneself never ends. መንገዲ ምስ ወደ ዓዲ …እወ…ወዲ ዓዲ እንዶ ዓጸወ መንግዲ!…
            Aljazzera went as far as Gonder, tried to go to Tigray, but was not allowed. If it did , we would have known some info about our refugees. I think you do not have relatives who are refugees there but see the big picture.
            Enjoy the weekend

          • Peace!

            Hi Brhan

            You do not have to have relatives or friends in the refugee camp to be concerned about their wellbeing. If you are genuinely trying to create awareness about the hardship the refuges are facing, then be a good humanitarian and do not discriminate. Seeking help only for Eritrean refugees while the Tigreans who have sheltered them for years are under the same situation is totally immoral. This should not be a political issue for anyone with the right conscience.

            Peace!

          • Brhan

            Hi Peace,
            Likewise: Calling international indepdent media, like, Aljazeera who bring us news on a dalily bases about the refugees, including Tigrean refugees as “propagandist which are good for manufacturing consent for geopolitical purposes” is immoral and should not be a political issue for anyone with the right conscience.

      • Nitricc
        • Peace!

          HI Nitric

          I just finished listening to an interview with Billene Seyoum Woldeyes, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s spokesperson on TRT world, and what you just posted totally validates her point. The junta doesn’t have the support of the Trigrayan people.

          Peace!

      • Abay

        Dear Peace
        Thank you for the comment. For your information, BBC admitted its malpractice in its reporting of the current law and order maintaining operation in Tigrai and has written a letter of apology to the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stating mistakes were made and it promised to correct wrong doings.
        Regards
        Abay

        • Nitricc

          Hi Abay; Don’t you worry Ethiopia’s problems has burried with TPLF. by the Peace is the few people who stood up for justice. he stood up when Amara people massacred, when Oromo people were mascaraed , when the Tigray people miss treated; he was through and through. Peace is a man of character.

          • Abay

            Dear NItricc
            Thank you very much. Soon, the region will be peaceful. Its people will unleash its potentials. TPLFites that remain form destruction and their Eritrean supporters most in their senile state of mind will keep on singing their blues.
            Regards
            Abay

    • EritreanHillBilly

      Hello Amanuel,
      I was under the impression that you were an honest and fair intellectual. I don’t understand this clip. For example, it doesn’t even mention that the TPLF attacked the North Command to initiate the conflict. By the way, this is some thing TPLF openly said they did…
      I think it is naive to call Dr. Abiy a preacher other than him preaching one love… one heart.
      Can you stop classifying the conflict as ethnic war… what ethnic is Dr. Abiy representing…
      You are beginning to sound like a CEP… Certified Eritrean Papagallo.

      • Amanuel Hidrat

        Selam EHB,

        Eritrean papagallo is not bad at all. Because I am echoing the cry of the Eritrean people. What is bad is to become the papagallo of Abiy and the Amara people like yourself, the former bombed his own people and and the later bombed the Eritrean people.

        • Abi

          Selam Ato Amanuel
          This is not 1960s. Stop the Amhara game. It is time you check with your psychiatrist for possible dementia or something like that.

        • Abay

          Dear Mr. Hidrat
          Time has left you behind and your mode of thinking is about two three decades backward, rusty and outdated. Like a malfunctioning record player you repeat the same piece of tune over and over, the same cheap propaganda phrases endlessly. Interestingly, your accusations, racist remarks and hatred of PMAA are near identical to the butchers, TPLFits, and particularly to that of “Chat Jeziba” Getachew Redda. That is kind of scary. You claim to have “reliable sources” in Ethiopia, Eritrea and TPLF must be your reliable source! Why don’t you give direct answer to EritreanHillBilly’s direct question? I really wonder what type of a human being supports such inhuman butchers like TPLF! It takes one to support one, doesn’t it? May God protect the region form such people and their supporters! Enjoy name calling PMAA, you add or subtract nothing to who he is!
          Regards
          Abay

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Abay,

            Since Abiy is the “Alar” of your political belief and by extension to the ultranationalist and unionist, I can’t help but to laugh from my comfort zone. Your hate to the Tigray people is a living example that has passed generation after generation. If the war was against TPLF, why schools, house of worship, industries, universities are bombed and looted in a day light. Villages and cities are bombed that caused displacement and hardship to the people of Tigray. Even this is done after the government of tigray withdrew from towns and cities. So don’t tell me the Amara cares about Tigray people. If you do, it is a white lie. The reason why you don’t allow foreign reporters is to do your looting. What else can you offer for the Tigray people except bloodshed and looting.

          • Selam Abay,

            There is nothing anybody can do. He is a cult worshiper. He is obsessed with mz as if he is still alive, while at the same time he vehemently hates PMAA. He parrots what tplf is saying 24/7.

            He is frustrated by the fact that tplf that is everything to him, is losing decisively and it is facing its demise. Even now as he sees tplf crumbling before his eyes, he refuses to give up on this lost cause. His devotion and commitment for the criminal and traitor tplf is pathological. This shows his obsessive love for tplf. The psychological trauma of the inevitable demise of tplf will be tremendous for him.

            He is completely deaf and blind to the crimes of tplf. If you criticize tplf, he says that you hate the people of tigray. As we saw in this war, the people of Tigray didn’t show solidarity with the criminal junta, yet he is still propagating the slogan, tplf is Tigray and Ttigray is tplf. He is the friend of tplf and not the friend of the people of Tigray. He can’t be.

          • Abay

            Dear Horizon
            Thank you for the comment. Honestly, what scares me most is what if such people by some unlikely miracle, get hold of power? Another potential copy of TPLF in Eritrea that will butcher its people if it looses its power? God forbid!
            Regards
            Abay

  • Brhan

    Merhaba Awatistas
    For those of us Eritreans, who seek to know what is going on south of the border , where its prime minster completely shut down independent media ( both local and international) the following article can shed more light.
    Mr. Jawar Mohammed from Qaliti prison managed to send this article to the world:
    (Did they provide laptop in the prison?)
    https://www.awashpost.com/2020/11/30/the-war-in-tigray-is-a-result-of-ethiopias-mismanaged-transition/

    • Nitricc

      Brhan; when some kids misbehave; you close the door, you bring the stick and you go at till the kid said no more. lol that is exactly what is going on for your thugs. I am sure they start the thugs hoping someone will involve in striking some kind of deal with federal government. But what PMAA did was close out everything and beat the hell out of the thugs. He is doing the right thing. No more Killil problem, this effectively solves Ethiopia’s killil BS.Ethiopia all of a sudden, solve many problems in one war.

      • Brhan

        Hello Nitricc,

        Thanks for your input to my comment.

        I do not consider you a kid. I have been teaching you about Eritrea’s woos. Latelty I explained to you what a protected person mean and you did well in the lesson. You are improving. I consider you now a grown man.

        You did not answer my question: Do you think they allow in Ethiopian prisons laptop or pens and paper for prisoners?

        • Selam Brhan,

          I don’t think that jawar said anything important, and what he said was not any sort of revelation that would put the government in any difficult situation.
          Most probably the government didn’t care that he communicated from inside prison, although he said that it was smuggled. More or less he said what he usually says when he was outside, although i think that i see a level of reconciliatory tone with the government by presenting himself as if he stands for peace, without mentioning that he was responsible for disturbances that ended up in the death of innocent citizens. He was rather more critical of tplf than of the government. He said that both were for confrontation than for a negotiated settlement.

          He chose peaceful struggle to avoid civil war, if you believe him. He worked hard so that tplf relinquishes power peacefully, that it be pardoned for the crimes it committed and to bring it back to the normal Ethiopian political landscape. Unfortunately tplf felt targeted and the federal government also felt more or less that tplf is a power it cannot work with in a peaceful way. Tplf was adamant that it should fight to return to power.

          He seems to have watered down his usual rhetoric, as if he has a plan to be relevant in post-tplf Ethiopia. He insists that the federal government and tplf should come together for an inclusive negotiations, which will of course include his party, that gives him relevance and brings him nearer to power.

          I would rather think that there was no reason to block his access to the outside world. (Just few things i could remember).

          • Brhan

            Selam Brhan,
            Thank you for your positive input.
            As an Eritrean, my effort is to read both sides of the story that is coming from a country south of the border. Jawar Mohammed’s article is not only rare, in this context, but, also, it shows the way how the Ethiopian gov’t handles its prisoners . As your last statement indicates, access to the outside world to say your view as a citizen in a jail is, positive example, that others can learn. In my home country, this is called ሕልሚ ደርሆ . I do not know if you have it in Amharic or Afan Oromo or Gurage etc something like Ye Doro H’lm

          • Abi

            Hello Brhan
            “ዶሮ ብታልም ጥሬዋን” ይባላል::
            ገንዘብካ ሓወይ

          • Brhan

            Hello Abi,
            Can you say it in Gurage?

          • Abi

            Brhan
            አኒ አፋን ጉራጌ ኢምቤኩ:)

          • Brhan

            Abi,
            Sorry for the delay, I have to jog outside and then play with the little one. I think you said “I can’t speak Gurage?” My guess is like this
            .ኣኒ is like ትግርኛ ኣነ “I, the pronoun. So, the story that says the Gurage came from Gura (Akele Guzay , Eritrea) can be true!
            Afan must be language and my guess is from Afan Oromo. Imbeku must be “I do not know” and this I know because you coudn’t say the proverb.
            But thanks, next time your proverbs will be in Somali!

          • Abi

            Brhan
            You got it. It was ኦሮምኛ::
            ልበ ብርሃን እኮ ነህ!!!
            How old is the baby?

          • Brhan

            Abi, She is 4!

          • Abi

            Brhan
            I’m jealous. Enjoy her now as much as possible.

          • Haile S.

            ሰላም ጀታው

            ህልምና ገሃድ ሁለት ገጽ የቂጣ
            በቀን ያልተገኘ ማብሰል ነው በማታ

            ሰው እንደሚያልም የምናቀው ስለተናገረ
            ኣያልምም የተባለው ፍጡር ስላልተናገረ
            የማያልም ፍጡር የለም በእንቅልፍ ያደረ

          • Abi

            መምህር
            https://youtu.be/fJKsmrJp0Uw
            እስክመለስ ከቴዲ ጋር ልተውህ

          • Nitricc

            Hi Ras Abiy this is for you. How is this possible? this was just few months.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIhKfn-Q8IQ&feature=emb_logo

          • Abi

            General
            When a song is longer than the war!
            These rats thought that they were elephants. Where are they now?

          • Nitricc

            Ras Abiy; i am sorry that Melles Zenawi didn’t live to witness this demise while i am thankful PIA lived to witness it. in a very short time PIA will visit Tigray to pay his respect.

          • Abay

            Dear Horizon
            Jawar Mohammed is a chameleon, has no solid stand. He is just bent on serving two masters. One, those who do not want the dam finished, two TPLF that wants Ethiopia to disintegrate. Regarding smuggling out articles from a high level security prison, very difficult to believe and very unlikely. Very likely his comrades in sinister activities are the ones posting it. Good thing, the sun is set on him. There is more than enough evidence to have him locked up for the rest of his life time.
            Regards
            Abay

          • Dear Abay,

            Jawar is a big loser like tplf. He was dancing with tplf, because he thought he could use them as they were using him. He thought he was untouchable because of the queero. He is behind bars and the queero do not seem to care. He is a bankrupt politician.

            He thinks that Ethiopians have short memory. Many will always remember his old anti-ethiopian rhetoric: Ethiopia out of Oromia, Oromia is Islam and Islam is Oromia, we will chop off their (Christians) heads if they misbehave, because we are the majority in our region, etc., and the many disturbances he created and innocent people lost their lives.

            He is a politician who survives on crisis, and with the demise of tplf, I think that he will lose his appeal. In addition olf-sheene will have the fate of tplf, and I see peace and stability coming to the country, which doesn’t help jawar’s political career.

            Extremist politicians like jawar, bekele g., and others, will not have the same impact they had in the past, and whatever jawar may write from behind bars or others write in his name, will not have the weight it had when he believed that he was the kingmaker, and he saw himself as the the other Ethiopian government.

            The greatest mistake tplf and the so-called ethnic federalists committed was that they gambled with Ethiopian unity and sovereignty, which Ethiopians are not ready to forgive.

            Regards.

    • Abay

      Dear Brhan
      This must be one of those fabricated things. No laptop is allowed in Ethiopian prisons and as far as Jawar Mohammed is concerned, he is locked up as a criminal not as a political prisoner and there is no way he can send any article from prison.
      Regards
      Abay

      • Brhan

        Dear Abay,
        Thank you for your input to my comment.
        Well you are innocent until you proven guilty. And I might have missed news that the Ethiopian court has proven him guilty. But, we are 21 Century , prisoners must be treated well and a used lap top is not a big thing.
        Thanks my Friend

    • Elenta
  • Nitricc

    Good day people: It is practically the end of an era for TPLF and its supporters. But why and how was TPLF ended, well because As soon as TPLF came to power the first people who were punished by TPLF are Eritreans. And yes, for the those retarded who keep saying Eritrea started the war, have a freaking guts and watch this clip. Abiy said weekend starts Friday, so here i am. take it easy moda, it is important.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaQqctGlmtU&feature=emb_logo

  • Some communist guy

    Dear all,

    The whole Addis Ababa-TPLF conflict should remind us all that war is suffering, misery, displacement and death. But, and unfortunately, war is above all propaganda. The Abiy administration’s portrayal of its offensive is funny at best, but in reality worrying.
    On the other hand, the TPLF has decided to return to its 70s and 80s looks and
    concepts (the scarfs worn by its leaders and refering to the enemy as “ፋሺስታዊ ስርዓት”).

    Eritreans have been worried about the refugees in Tigray (including me). I want to thank
    Awate for this short but honest article. The lack of information is something terrible
    but you guys and Radio Erena have been doing a great job (unlike Asena that is becoming
    every day a caricature of fake news).

    Regards

    • Brhan

      Hello, some communist guy,

      Thank you for your comment, at least, there are persons like you in this forum who worry about our refugees.

      Unfortunately , as I write this comment Aljazeera.com reported that the refugees have fled their camps. Aljazeera.com news of December 04, 2020.

      Ethiopia who said that its military offensive ended, is hardly talking about it. Of course, PF(DJ) is mum in this issue and to the contrary there is the issue of abduction of the refugees by PF(DJ) that the UNHCR is investigating.

      While this happening PF(DJ) supporters in this forum are instructed not to mention the issue of the Eritrean refugee’s but dance and sing by reversing ናይ ወዲ ትኹል ኣርሓ ወያኔ ጓይላ

      • Amanuel Hidrat

        Selam Brhan,

        There is no any war EPLF/PFDJ won alone without alliance ( just refer the three wars against ELF, the Derg, now the TPLF)

        Against ELF with TPLF
        Against Derg with TPLF
        Against TPLF with PP and Amara key bahrachin.

        That is the history as recorded to be learned for generations.

        • Brhan

          Selam Ustaz Amanuel Hidrat,
          Day by day, indepdent media are solving the puzzle and making crystal clear that the PF(DJ) has been involved miliarliy in the war that is going on in Tigray, from day one. Asmarinos are getting news that their beloved ones who are in the unlimitted national service have been taken as far as Shre.
          Having said that, Ethiopians are raising their voices against Isayas Afwerki involvment in the war, like this one:
          https://www.awashpost.com/2020/12/03/the-eritrean-factor-isaias-afwerkis-meddling-is-complicating-the-civil-war-in-ethiopia/

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Brhan,

            Thank you very much for the link. Breathtaking analysis. I like the article for two reasons below, that intrinsically substantiate the argument I am making. And here are the excerpt from it:

            [1] he anti-federalist sentiment that animates right-wing Ethiopian and Amhara nationalists—whose political underpinning is restorative nostalgia about the “lost” mythical glory of a centralized Imperial Ethiopia—can not be disentangled from the grievance of loss of Ethiopia’s access to the sea. They continue to romanticize that either Eritrea will eventually “reunite” with its “motherland” or Ethiopia will reclaim its historical, legal, and even biblical ordained ‘right’ to the Red Sea.

            he anti-federalist sentiment that animates right-wing Ethiopian and Amhara nationalists—whose political underpinning is restorative nostalgia about the “lost” mythical glory of a centralized Imperial Ethiopia—can not be disentangled from the grievance of loss of Ethiopia’s access to the sea. They continue to romanticize that either Eritrea will eventually “reunite” with its “motherland” or Ethiopia will reclaim its historical, legal, and even biblical ordained ‘right’ to the Red Sea.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Brhan,

            Thank you for the article. Breathtaking analysis. I like the article because it intrinsically substantiate the argument I am making. Look the following excerpts from the piece:

            [1] Thus, Abiy has become the nexus whereby Amhara ultranationalists, right-wing Ethiopian nationalists, and the Afwerki regime converge, goading him into the war of attrition. However, this alliance is forged by narrow, short-term interests. It is also emblematic of a cycle of vendetta-driven politics that has placed—and continues to place—the region in a state of perpetual conflict.

            [2] The anti-federalist sentiment that animates right-wing Ethiopian and Amhara nationalists—whose political underpinning is restorative nostalgia about the “lost” mythical glory of a centralized Imperial Ethiopia—can not be disentangled from the grievance of loss of Ethiopia’s access to the sea. They continue to romanticize that either Eritrea will eventually “reunite” with its “motherland” or Ethiopia will reclaim its historical, legal, and even biblical ordained ‘right’ to the Red Sea.

        • Tensae

          Selam Amanuel,

          There is no doubt that your state of mind has deteriorated lately and I sincerely hope that it does not get any worse. As if spreading fake news, making unsubstantiated claims of non-existent ethnic cleansing, whole sale blaming of Eritrean highlanders (which I hope to come back in detail in a separate post) and many of your other blunders are not bad enough, here you are displaying your utter ignorance of the importance of alliance building in fighting a common enemy. If you take a cursory look at recent history, you will notice that the Soviet Union had to do alliance with the West to fight Hitler. Communist China made an alliance with the Kuomintang in its fight against Japan. Similarly, the U.S.A. built a strong alliance with many countries in its war against Saddam Hussein and against the Taliban. Even the same TPLF that you worship had an alliance with organizations such the OLF with whom it had little in common to fight the Derg. Alliance building is therefore the norm and not the exception of achieving a higher objective. The EPLF should therefore be commended and not condemned for doing so. BTW, one of the main weaknesses and cause for the demise of the ELF was its failure to build alliance with other forces despite favorable circumstance in the region and elsewhere. But then again, with political cadres like you in its fold, it is too much to expect for it do otherwise.

          As for you claim of a “new prospect of war for annexation”, it can only be either a figment of your imagination or one of your typical fear mongering attempts for there is no chance that the GOE will opt for a unity with Ethiopia when everything including the complete demise of the TPLF is going its way. But if you are alluding to confederation of not only with Ethiopia but with other countries of the Horn as well, then so be it. As for your allegation of Sudanese invasion of Ethiopian lands, you are simply spreading a fake news concocted by the remnants of the TPLF. In conclusion, since you seem to be fond of attaching links these days, I hope enjoy the one below.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlCTFFK344s&feature=emb_logo

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Tensae,

            I am glad I poked you on your back to come to your sense and understand what is coming next. What can you expect from a cadre of PFDJ except clapping and singing the slogan of the two evils “we are one people” “aykesernan” “the thirty years of war was a waste” “we can not defend our sea” and many others. wakeup from your slumber, we are losing our country. Pls read the link provided by Brhan below.

          • Consolation

            Ato Amanuel,

            It is obvious that you are in deep grief. Your sidekick, Paulos, used to pontificate about the five stages of grief which are 1) Denial and Isolation, 2) Anger, 3) Bargaining, 4) Depression, and 5) Acceptance. You are apparently in the second stage having overcome your denial stage. The best medicine in case of mental problems is to understand the source. In your case, it is the 20 years you waited for the TPLF thugs to take you to Asmara or failing that destroy Eritrea. You were told that that ain’t happening but you persisted to the last. You should have done what Paul did and disengage early. I am sure Paul is now calmly watching the unfolding demise of the thugs while you are suffering the anguish of your wasted life. Having sold your dignity, you are left with prospect of a waning life of disappointed dreams. I feel sorry for you and all those who are in your position and wish that you spend the rest of your life on self-reflection. Try to atone for your sins. May God have mercy!

          • Tensae

            Selam Amanuel,

            If by coming to my sense you meant my realization of the deterioration of your state of mind, you could not be more wrong for I knew long ago as did many members of this forum that you are all talk and nothing that you say makes sense. Moreover, you are a certified narcissist who thinks that you know all you have to know when in fact you are a poor student of Eritrean history not to mention of Eritrean society. To make it worse you are a shameless opportunities who was knocking at the doors of the TPLF and begging on the feet of Meles Zenawi (there are photos on the internet to prove it), the same Meles Zenawi who caused so much misery on the Eritrean people including the humiliation of the ELF members who were living in Ethiopia and disappearance and killing of your former colleagues such as Ghebrerhan and Neguse not to mention the deportation of hundreds of thousands of Eritreans, after fleecing them of their life saving and wealth. If you have some memory left and you can recall anything at all, you will remember that some two and a half years ago, right after EPRDF’s last congress in Awasa under a heading “tweeddle dee and tweeddle dum” to you and Paulos, I told you clearly that it will be the end of the TPLF as we come to know when you and your likes where saying that it “is the best thing that could happen to Tigray” . So much for you knowledge of the politics of the region!

            As for the remaining of your reply, it is more of the same mambo jumbo, Bela Belo quoting and misquoting without context. Where is the evidence that I could lose my country? Why would you even care about a country that you were working day and night for its demise? It is really mind boggling! Keep it up as you are really entertaining!

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Tensae,

            More than you could entertain by me, I am entertaining to hear what a PFDJ stooge could/couldn’t say lies from the brainwashing manual.

            Aha, you didn’t understand my message to you. My message is not how you could understand about my personality, but rather I was referring as to how the despot blind folded your eyes to make “you and your likes” unable to the see the journey he is undertaking – a long strategy on the making for decades. Of course you are not his par to share his dream, but he had already told his colleagues in the leadership of EPLF in 1991 and asked them “what about if we form a government together with TPLF”? Open your mind, don’t be dumb and don’t wait until it happen? Fight back against his dream. Oh! Abiy also told us publicly that President Issayas is always longing to walk on the street of Mekelle, every time he met him (on record).

            Talking about history, if I know what the cause of our struggle is and how the Eritrean people achieved their cause, the old history is the history of unionist in which the despot and his lackeys have embarked on, with the Amara unionist, as we speak. In the near future Abiy will not be on the picture of Ethiopian politics. Count my words. A man who decimated the “Tigray state” a member of the federal union in collaborating with foreign forces is unheard in the history of mankind. The Ethiopian people can excuse him if and only if, he brought Eritrea in to the union – the dream of the ultranationalist Amara, with the help of our despot. So we shall see how the situation will evolve.

            On the misery of our people: It is the despot and his party who put us in the current plight – expressed as poverty, death, exodus, and modern endless slavery. Issayas is number one enemy of our people more than any possible enemy out there. Our cities and towns are dilapidated and lost their old beauty. Asmara shukor became Asmara “Bela-it deka”. What did you (PFDJites) have brought to the Eritrean people except death and poverty. You are not there to bring good things and good news, but to kill the “conscience and fighting spirit” of our young, thereby to take the Eritrean Estate to the Union. Aha, “ከምቲ ዘምጻእክዋ ምሳይ ሕጀያ ክኸይድ’የ እኮ ተባሂሎም እዮም ብጾቱ ዝነበሩ“:: By the way in the mean time me entertain you with this clip.

            https://youtu.be/2OIYfpXQ8R4

          • Tensae

            Selam Amanuel,

            It is with a sense of apprehension that I am replying to you for fear of being perceived as beating a dead horse and dead horse is what you are these days. It is sad to see that everything you have invested on the TPLF for the last twenty years or so including your reputation has come to naught. After the fiasco of the TPLF, I had hope against hope that you will take a pose and consider and reset your misguided stand on the TPLF and yet you keep continuing with the same old zeal as if nothing happened. My starting of the latest exchange with you was to give you a shock therapy with the goal of waking you up from a Weyane induced coma but to no avail.

            A few minutes ago, I was watching a report on the hurriedly abandoned radio and TV Studios of the TPLF which I will not attach here the link for fear of hurting your feeling, It has all the semblance of a ghostly place. Similarly there was a report the other day on the armament depot in Mekele that was still intact and brimming from wall to wall with all the latest military gadgets. News is now coming that a large cache of secret documents of the TPLF has been discovered that incriminates many individuals for being on the pay of the TPLF and it is my sincere hope that you name will not come among them.

            In concluding my remarks I would like to remind you of a Sudanese adage that loosely translates to, “If someone asks you where your head is, the least you could do is scratch it, just in case.” These days many people including myself are asking you the same question and it is about time you scratch yours.

            Thanks,

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Tensae,

            Thanks and no thanks to your advice. I know what I am doing. I am a self-conscious Eritrean who does not need any direction from anyone. Since you don’t know who Amanuel Hidrat is, any “adamant opposer” to your demigod is always wayane. I have been the opposer since EPLF and TPLF were scratching their backs each other to conspire on the Ethio-Eritrean politics. I am against Issayas-Abiy relationship “watch my back and I will watch your back” strategy at the risk of our sovereignty. I do it for the principle I stood to save my people from the jaw of the beast and his lackeys. Not a single penny I am paid for my principle. I am a self-relied good to live on my profession. Your accusation is unfounded but intended for purposes of blackmailing. I know politics have a dirty game, and you are doing that. But the truth will prevail when our people get their freedom to express without reservations.

            Tensae, you can not hide behind wayane for the 30 years of misery, destruction, death, slavery, and exodus you have brought to the Eritrean people. I wish both of us to stand in the court of Justice to determine who committed a crime or associated with the criminals against the Eritrean people. I look forward that day. The problem I have is: to explain my stand to every newcomer to this forum. In any case, I will repeat it again. I have never supported TPLF since 1981. Talking on the politics of Ethiopia, I was supporting EPRDF – a front-party – a coalition of four parties. Supporting that formation of governing party (EPRDF) does not not entail supporting to anyone of the coalition party. But If you see it that way, then your politics is deadly wrong. I was applauding them for their economic policy “developmental state” that brought significant economic development on all Ethiopian economic sectors. And I was also criticizing them for not opening the public political sphere slowly by balancing security vis-a-vis freedom. Of course you cannot talk about those “values” as you are the enabler of the despot who ruled my country without constitution and rule of law.

            To make you scratch your head, let me also tell you this: Ethiopia wouldn’t have fallen to the current crises of epic proportion, if Meles had been alive, even without being at the helm of power. He had an intellect, diplomatic acumen, and a wisdom to drive the nation from outside as an advisor to the ruling regime. It is after his death that all these rampant corruption came to surface in the Ethiopian economic life. Was he good to Eritrea and Eritreans? I will argue yes, especially in comparison with the current Ethiopian ultranationalist leaders, a topic for another day.

          • EritreanHillBilly

            Tensae,
            I think you are right about Amanuel. Every day and every post which I read borders some talking points photo copied from somewhere…
            That is why I got the point of calling him a Certified Papagallo…
            Papagallo is italian word for a Parrot.

          • Aligaz G

            EHB,

            I assume you are aware of the English slang meaning of your favorite insult. Maybe the moderator should look into it.

  • Ayneta

    Merhaba Awate:

    I have been trying to make sense of recent developments in Ethiopia. TPLF’s biggest blunder was their utter failure to forger partnership with the rest of the country. They were so smitten with the idea of liberating themselves from their past perceived mistreatment at the hands of Ethiopian rulers that they overlooked the crucial value of bringing other stakeholders in the political and economic matters of the country. It was a huge miscalculation that eventually rendered them disposable. A clear evidence of this is the speed with which things went crumbling on them. They had been in power for 3 decades and yet everything they had vanished into the thin air in 2 years at a bullet’s speed. I personally finds it shocking that they will go into oblivion this fast. I sometimes wonder if they needed a leader like Meles who could have foreshowed this and taken corrective measures. No matter how one looks at it, Tigray has fallen from prominence and from the look of it, they should embrace for total vengeance from the Amhara’s!

    I recently watched on the news about the displacement of Tigrayans to Sudan during the recent conflict. It showed complete innocent women and children with desperate looks, dirty clothes pondering what is going to happen them. To me, it was reminiscent of the 1983-1985 famine that ravaged most of the Tigray region. Growing up in one the suburban area of Asmara, I vividly remember the pictures of countless number of moms and their children with their face sunk with hunger and desperation, sleeping in the streets. It was an awful picture that still haunts me to this day. So I had every respect and admiration in the world when TPLF mounted a resistance, defeated Dergue and tried to bring development to Tigray and beyond. They, anyone for that matter, deserved it all. Nobody, I say nobody, should be exposed to that kind of humiliation that Tigray people were subject to, not individually or at a more aggregate level. In that sense, the Tigrayans deserve all the accolades for mounting the only rebellion in Ethiopia to defend their interests. Unfortunately, TPLF squandered the opportunity badly eventually due to self-referentiality and failure to accommodate room for others to come in, and now they will pay a steep price. But this doesn’t change the respect I have for Tigray people an inch for showing the rest of Ethiopia that they don’t have to take no s*** from no central government, which Abiy sadly is romanticizing.

    • Abi

      Hello Ayneta
      The visionary leader was extremely shortsighted.

      • Haile S.

        Selam, Abi, Hashela and Ayneta,

        TPLF and their leader MZ zoomed their binoculars too much and too close on Eritrea forgetting everything else around, in the processing loosing their sight. Haven’t you seen their living Godfather Seyoum-Mesfin singing the only song he learned, Eritrea, Eritrea, Eritrea as a foreigh minister, a ministry that he had literally turned into ministry of Eritrean affaires? A shepherd doesn’t take his sheep always to the same overgrazed ground. TPLF overgrazed Eritrea. They are still munching on that ground while hiding. Their Gebretsadik & Getachew are portraying Eritreans as households thieves. The sad thing is the so called Eritrean opposition media (the gullible and most visible) are echoing the munch! Sad!

        • Nitricc

          Hi Haile; Gebre-Gebre was saying that we are not fighting PP soldires becouse they are done, we killed them and our fight is now with Eritrean army and he was claiming to destroy many Kifle-serawits, i think like 10 to 12. The reason they say that is, they don’t want to lose to the Amara. The Amara is the one destroyed their plan.
          Now, they must bring Eritrea so to say, we were defeated by the Eritreans not by the Amara and PMAA. that is all. their mind is very small.

          • Abi

            General
            You have to see the bright side here. The thugs are looking up to Eritreans as a superior breed. It is better to get the whooping by the superior breeds than admitting defeat by the Amharas.
            I’m glad you took the blame:)
            እኛ እዚህ ጉዳይ ውስጥ የለንበትም:)

          • Hashela

            Abi
            Your are not far from the true.
            Here is a personal story. After doing some search works in the Arabian Sea and on my way to home, I had a stop in Addis Ababa Airport. There I chatted with a former TPLF fighter who worked as a police. The admiration he had for EPLF was beyond measure

          • Abi

            Hashela and General
            Guys don’t go too far. We have them here among ourselves the hidden rats pretending Eritreans.

          • Nitricc

            Abiy And Hashela you got to see this clip. the soldier said ” They had the weapons but not heart”
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXKmvgEvmUw&feature=emb_logo

          • Hashela

            Nitricc

            I wonder how many weapon and ammunition depots are still undiscovered. From day one, these guys had only destruction and mayhem in their mind.

          • Nitricc

            Hi Hashela; i am starting to understand the roots of those endless bragging, i know now. They were ready to take the east African down to the ground.Amazing!!

          • Abi

            General
            “ተራራ ያንቀጠቀጠው ትውልድ” መፎከር እንጂ መወርወር አያውቅም::

          • Nitricc

            Ras Abiy the truth is not long ago Dimtsi-weyane was talking how Eritrea is empty, how all the young people are all out and there is no much resistance for anyone to attack. within few weeks, all of sudden, Eritrea is distributing divisions upon divisions. so far i have counted and they said 22 Eritrean divisions are to be in Tigray apparently, looting lol. The question is where are all this Eritrean divisions came from? we were told there are no youth in Eritrea?

        • Hashela

          Selam Haile

          TPLF and their Eritrean lackeys are hell bent to create and leave an ever lasting animosity between Eritrea and Tigray by claiming a large-scale Eritrean invasion with the aim to commit genocide (ዘርኢ ንጥፋእ).
          As lie and ድሕረይ ሳዕሪ ኣይትብቆላ type behavior is an integral part of their nature, I am no surprise by TPLF. But what do the Eritrean oppositions and their media gain by repeating this irresponsible and outrageous lies?
          It is also worrisome the number of the oppositions and the depth of their entanglement with TPLF.
          Sometimes I asked myself what does and did TPLF to the oppositions when the latter visit Mekelle. They go as relatively normal people, but come back as badly manufactured and programmed robots. Without exception!

          • Nitricc

            They go as relatively normal people, but come back as badly manufactured and programmed robots. Without exception!

            Hi Hashela, they promise you the world on the new and forming Eritrean government, you are the person and the they give a ton of money. That how they change you and that is how everyone is changed. once they got the great Mesfin Hagos; i gave them their preps.

          • Hashela

            Nitricc

            The last and ultimate test I would like to carry out is to send you to TPLF and when you are back examine the degree to which they have manipulated you. If they manage to do so, we are lost!!

          • Nitricc

            Hi Hashela; if you observe whom they get, then, you will see the trend. Usually they get the old and educated.of course there some ignorant people got too. But if the youth had to buy their propaganda and their manipulation; then we could have been in a lot of trouble. for 18 years they got all this young and trained Eritreans sitting in a refugee comp but none of them bought the TPLF’s manipulation and deceit. So, they got the old very well. If you really know them and a man of character, then there is no chance they can manipulate any sensible person.

          • Hashela

            Nitricc

            Very true!! I am glad, I provoked you and came up with this insightful observation

          • Haile S.

            Selam Hashela,

            I agree with what you said. Our regime at home bears a large responsibility for this.

            I hate to lump everyone in the same basket, but I have to say the vengefulness appears to be deeply rooted in our societies. What is worrisome is conducting it with every instrument possible including fabricated propaganda like we see it rampant these days without considering the impact as if there is no tomorrow. We see it coming in this forum as seemigly innocent links from people who are well equiped to sift right and wrong information easily. They think that as long as they are not the authors, they bear no responsibility. They forget that when they add their positive interpretation to the propaganda, they own it.

          • Abi

            መምህር
            These people are also known for wrongly interpreting sentences and concepts. First I thought it was due to lack of comprehension skills. I was totally wrong. It was a deliberate attempt to confuse the gullible.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Hashela,

            This has been a puzzle for me. I mean, even people I really respect and I believe in their fight for free democratic Eritrea are falling on this trap of becoming a mouth piece of the TPLF, even more so than the TPLF themselves. It’s mind bogging to me. Here is from Samson Solomon who is the son of Solomon Habtom. I am only writing this here not picking on him but since I really believe the fight he is waging. His family is first hand victims of the regime, where his father, a veteran tegadaly died in Eritrean prison, his uncle, General Oqbe Aberha who was member of the G-15 and died in prison.

            This is what he posted in his FB page and the comments to his post is pretty much the same from all of them.

            ኢስያስ ኣነ ኣብ ኩናት ኢደይ ኣየእተኹን ክይበለ፥
            ደገፍቲ ህግደፍ ሳላ ሰራዊትና ወያነ ስዒርናዮ እንዳበለ፣
            ኣቢ የቐየልና እንዳበለስ፡
            ገለ ደለይቲ ፍትሒ ኤርትራ ጣልቃ የብላን ዝብሉስ ከመይ ኢሎምዮም፧

            I was starting to doubt myself, may be I am wrong but what is this all about.

            In this case, what is he trying to prove. If he concerned that Eritrean should not involve in the war, I an understand. But stating all this, after the fact that the TPLF fired multiple missiles to Eritrea and after knowing the fact the TPLF started this whole thing, I have no words for it.

            What was TPLF plans after it got all the arms. Just seat there and wave hi at Eritrea?

            The only thing I can think off is, the were banking on TPLF to defeat Eritrea, no matter what the price was. And as long as PFDJ is defeated, it doesn’t matter. It’s really pathetic. Do they actually believe TPLF is going to hand them over power, without asking anything back. The least they will ask is, to make the whole Abay Tigray complete, North to Badime and where ever, East to Sudan (as they already have) and West, Afar and all the way to Red Sea.

            And the funny thing about all this is, TPLF is finished. What’s the point now. Who is going to bring them back? Do they actually thing to convince any single Eritrean to support and restore TPLF to power by fighting his own army and country.

            Berhe

          • Berhe Y

            Hi All,

            And this is from Kiros Yohannes.

            እቶም ንሽረ ካብ ሰራዊት ደርጊ ሓራ ንምግባር ዝወደቁ ጀጋኑስ ሕጂ ብጾቶም ገዳይም ተጋደልቲ፥ ደርጊ ናብ ሽረ ንምምላስ ረሳሕ ታሪኽ ክሰርሑ ከለዉ እንተዝርዩሲ እንታይ ምስ ተሰምዖም ፧
            ኪርስ ዮውሃንስ

            Berhe

          • Hashela

            Selam Berhe

            Hawna Berhe, as Abi uses to say, welcome to the club. As we read more and more from the unwritten TPLF’s public archives (Getachew Reda), TPLF has and had no interest in the success of the Eritrean opposition.
            The Eritrean oppositions act like kids who do outrageous stuff to impress their visiting uncle. Little they know that the uncle, perfidious as he is, is interested in their mom.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Hashela,

            I am starting to really doubt now. I don’t know how much this Tigray-Tigrigni/ Agazian wide spread it is. I have not seen a single Eritrean Muslim losing sleep over the demise of the TPLF.

            At this rate, I think I am going to sign ጣዕሳ ወረቀት to PFDJ:).

            Berhe

          • Hashela

            Berhe

            I didn’t know that you can be so humorous!. Please take me with you. I will tell them በርሄ ኣስሒቱኒ!!

          • Hashela

            Selam Berhe

            Below is a core statement of an opinion article posted on one of the semi-official TPLF web sites. The authors’s (?pen) name is Melaku
            Teka.

            “Expanding the war theatre to Eritrea will also have the objective of realizing a long-awaited victory over Esaias’s regime, thereby helping Eritreans free themselves from repression, arbitrary rule, and social dislocation. Not only that, but it could also usher in the creation of a new state of Eritrea plus Tigray, bringing the two Tigrigna speakers together in a nationhood.
            The formation of the new state, which I call ‘Tiger Republic’ (‘Tig’ from Tigray and ‘er’ from Eritrea), is more than ever a strong possibility given that a critical subjective condition for it is now met. . …”

          • Abi

            Hashela
            እነዚህ ሰዎች በታንክና ሮኬት አንሞት ስንላቸው በሳቅ ሊገድሉን ተነስተዋል::
            Tiger Republic!

          • Hashela

            Abi

            yes, they are humorous!

          • Abi

            Hashela
            “ጨዋታ መልካም ነው እስከጊዜው ድረስ
            ሲወዱ ነው እንጂ ከጠሉ አለመድረስ”
            ይላል የድሮ ዘፈን::
            እነዚህን ቀልደኞች ጥጋቸውን ማስያስ ( quarantine in a cave) የግድ ይላል::

          • Hashela

            Abi

            Having these guys as her sons, Ethiopia is eternally blessed but not envied by her neighbors!

          • Abi

            Hashela
            As long as they remain underground, we should be okay:)

          • Hashela

            Abi, Haile et al.

            I will take couple weeks off from Awate. So keep your juicy jokes and stories until I come back.

          • Haile S.

            Hashela,

            We will try our best! You were the best source of jokes today. Your ሓኽሊ-ድሙ ሪፑብሊክ (wild cat republic) was epic. Thank you for the laugh. These guys are dangerous. They want to get grafted to Eritrea where there is no missing body part in our country. It looks like they regret missing to be colonized by Italy alongside Eritrea as if getting colonized is a panacea. They don’t know on what to hold on. They built-up hate inside themselves north and south. Eritrea cannot be the remedy for the sickness they brought upon themselves. Yesterday they were treating us as Bandas and identity-less, now we are the thieves invading their rich country in the war they don’t want to loose to their brave countrymen and countrywomen. In their wishful thinking of tomorrow they view us as their brothers of the same parents. Very odd! Raaping in order to marry someone through fait-accompli is inhumain to say the list!

            Have a nice business trip or vacation!

          • Abi

            መምህር
            For an elite Tplf thug, is must be an honor and privilege to lose for an imaginary Eritrean than an Ethiopian armed with the latest drones and jets.
            I demand my honorary Eritrean citizenship before the end of the year. Can you expedite the process?
            Thanks.

            I heard you guys stole mango trees from mekele palace. Don’t even try to deny it. Gebre told us ጉዳችሁን.
            እዋይ ውርደት!
            አንታ ! ምን አለ ከአማራ ልብ መስረቅ ብትማሩ?

          • Kokhob Selam

            Hi Hashela,

            Where willl you go? Please don’t go far..and please read our continuous comments,, As you have seen war is not good.It is lose/lose game as we all have seen ..

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0tJ5Ac18bk&ab_channel=ATVasena

            KS,,

          • Abi

            Kokobe
            ሰውዬው እንደ ዝንጀሮ ተራራ ላይ መንጠላጠል ይወዳል::

          • EritreanHillBilly

            Kokhob,
            I think that is one of saddest video I have ever seen. Brain washing such an innocent young mind. Where in the world has American intervention caused any peace? Syria, Libya, Iraq, Afghanstan…
            Let Dr. Abiy do his law and order and police action. Everyday this TPLF thing is beginning to remind of the Waco. My predication is that is where it will end…
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3B7iWE1PrA&ab_channel=NationalGeographic

          • Kokhob Selam

            My dear,

            Have you seen it to the end? The child in link is asking the peace to the president of US. Don’t you think that you came emotional?

            Your Dr. Abiy is not going to solve the issue of the war. My advice is to go and see how the 17 girls students has lost with his all gifted mind.. And now we all see the victory of the he got with hist smart consideration house plan,,Just watch him I he will be lost after some time.. I am aware of the TPLF confusion. He didn’t give them chance. I am waiting to end this game and we shall witness how he will fail, He is using all what ever is in his hand to finish the war and yes I think the victory is possible.But he is not going to solve the problem of Ethiopia with his several problems..

            KS,,

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Hashela,

            It’s a worthy exit proposition for TPLF and the hole they dug themselves in. What I don’t understand is, what is there for Eritreans.

            Tigre, it has a double meaning.
            1) To claim Eritrean Tigre, because the Tigriana are already folded, according to them.
            2) To claim Maradona as their own:). The other day, I saw some one claiming the people of Tigray hail from Euphrates river may be, as you told me before referring to Tigris.

            Berhe

          • Selam Hashela,

            Do you believe that the demise of tplf is equivalent to the death of the tigray-tigrigni or greater tigray myth, or as we saw with the woyane movement, is it going to pop-up after some time? When people die, ideas and dreams die with them or do they continue simmering under the surface, until the right conditions are ripe to manifest themselves again? If they can’t defeat Ethiopia or the regime in Asmara alone, is it far-fetched to think that they may come back united to achieve their goal?

            In my opinion, the only guarantee is a strong, democratic and developed Ethiopia and the countries of the region, so that identity politics doesn’t gain the attention of future generations anymore.

            Facism and nazism are supposed to be dead for over 70 yrs, and yet they have revived in the USA and EU and elsewhere as well, due to the economic crisis, and they are wreaking havoc. Therefore, we can’t rule out that these extremist groups could visit the region again some time in the future, united and stronger than they are today.

            In my village, maybe in other villages as well, adults used to tell us that if you kill a snake, you shouldn’t leave it on the ground, because it will come to life by leaking the dirt. Therefore, one has to hang it on a tree branch and leave it there. If the poisonous head of the serpent tplf returns to the society, it is going to continue to poison it, and it will leave behind its legacy of hate and crimes. What the federal government does with the leaders of tplf, after they are defeated, plays an important role whether the region is going to be peaceful or not in the future. As we saw, identity politics is an anathema, and it shouldn’t be left to flourish again in the region.

          • Nitricc

            Do you believe that the demise of tplf is equivalent to the death of the tigray-tigrigni or greater tigray myth,

            Hi Horizon; till the great Hashela backs to you, let me interject. Absolutely dead! The action that the Ethiopian federal took over the weyane has solved 70% of Ethiopian problems and 95% of Eritrea’s .My only concern is that PMAA may over correct in favor of Tigray to disproof TPLF on the eyes of Tigryans at the expense of the rest of Ethiopia. That will be huge mistake. The magnitude of the federal action over the junta is immense. what is gone for good is, tigray-Tigrigni, what is gone is land issue between Tigray and wello, land issues of Tigray-Gonder, land issues of Tigray-Eritrea. Most importantly, there will be less Killil issues and the end of Killil’s special forces. and thankfully, the end of article 39, effectively. This is huge. I see peaceful and prosperous Ethiopia and Eritrea. If you guys behave and don’t play the whites game of Democracy BS, PMAA needs two terms to turn the corner for Ethiopia. And i will advise that Ethiopia to change from the prime minster to presidential system. Finally peace has arrived.

          • Selam Nitricc,

            Thanks for your comment. The development of Tigray won’t be at the expense of other Ethiopian regions. The first things to do should be to correct the damage done by tplf, gain the hearts and minds of the people of Tigray, and then get on course with other regions on a balanced development for all.

            What i don’t understand is how can the Ethiopian government get away without democracy and human rights, when the core problem of our country is the absence of these? Can you say a few words on how the presidential system of government is better than a parliamentary system of government with a prime minister?
            Thanks.

          • Lebam

            Kubur hawna Berhe,

            Most of the followers of “Eritrean” media channels are Tegaru, some even acting to be Eritreans. They have infiltrated significant amount of positions and won over many, no matter religion, by sweet talking naive Eritreans. The discomfort I feel watching, or listining to many Eritrean media outlets is at an all time high. They don’t hide their alliances anymore, since their agenda couldn’t be more straightforward. Rockets strike Asmara and almost none talks about the Eritreans that could’ve potentially got killed, nor do they condemn the attack. Instead they ignore it, downplay it, or even worse justify it.

            TPLF had a lot of money to bribe Eritreans and their women are beautiful. There are many ways to get support, but one thing corrupt people who can be bought have in common is that they don’t understand the meaning of loyalty. They will turn on each other now when the money rain subsides.

            It is important to note that many of us Eritreans, if not most, wish Tegaru to have a healthy and respectable life. I truly believe this to be true. However, there is something of with their decietfulness and ability to lie. It is known to Eritreans for decades if not centuries, I’m told. Elderly ladies even have songs dedicated to express their deceitfulness that I heard and don’t want to mention here for obvious reasons and to respect the guidelines. Eritreans truly are innocent in comparison.

            For the ones that had their Abay Tigray plans crushed, as fortold before the war by my comment saying that TPLF is literally sandwiched, an Abay Eritrea plan is not impossible. Pun intended…

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Lebam,

            I think TPLF took the invincibility way too far, to the point of madness. They were 100 years too late to effect what they were trying to do.

            I think Tensae predicted it perfectly when the war started, they will go like what happened to the Tamil Tigers of Sirilanka.

            I really have hard time to believe, all these Eritreans who are advocating for them are because of money. First I don’t think they would pay that kind of money and second, they must be really foolish, if they can convince the whole country which voted almost 100 % voted for independence, just to give itself to some entity (TPLF) which has one of real bad relationship.

            You are right, the Eritrean people genuinely want to have Tigrayans to do better. Yes, we call them names but there was no intention hate towards the people.

            I don’t recall anytime in our history that anyone went to Tigray and had done something wrong or treated the people in such away. It’s always the opposite, those that come to Eritrea that got some sort of power or in authority, they did their utmost to subjugate us, be it during Alula, Haile Slassie or the derg.

            I think the resentment to the Tigray leaders comes from that.

            I think the most majority of Tigray intellectuals need to have a conference and plan to chart away what should the future be for the people of Tigray.

            They need I think to find how to transform their country and society using peaceful ways and means. Mainly they should focus on education and use their unity to their advantage to develop, like what Japan and Germany did after the war.

            All these we will be fighting etc, is total madness. What could be the outcome, take over Eritrea, rule Ethiopia. And they should tell those Eritreans who want Abay Tigray abs join then, they should tell them to mind their business and should take care their own problems.

            I think it’s a real opportunity to start fresh and build on.

            Berhe

          • Lebam

            Hey Berhe,

            Indeed, let’s hope Tegaru can start a new chapter and be a good neighbour. I also agree about education, it is key.

            I think they understand that Eritreans were the brain and power behind their previous victories, and so they try all they can to build that unity. They pushed their agenda from every angle, but I hope Eritreans understand the meaning behind divide and conquer, which is one of the oldest plays in the book. Why some still fall for it in the age of information is unacceptable to me.

            I will leave you with two good videos that I watched recently.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg_HaZh5Aao
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-D8l5WuBeM

          • EritreanHillBilly

            Hello Lebam,
            I don’t agree with your assessment… I don’t think Eritrean were the brain and Power behind any victories. Which victory are talking about?
            I don’t know what unity you are asking them to build? With Eritrea? I hope not.
            If the TPLF supported any movement within Eritrea or around Eritrea… it is natural thing… Eritrea would support any TPLF opposition to…
            The Sad reality is that the Gedhli generation whether the TPLF or EPLF are dinosaurs which maintain their power by reminding us of past victory and distrust between the people… in order to stay in power.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi EHB,

            We have heard of these dinosaur, retarded or ghedli brain or what have you. I don’t know why she had anything to do with it. Most people achieve great things as they get old.

            Leadership, who ever happens to be, at country level can cause series damage or can effect series progress.

            Berhe

          • EritreanHillBilly

            Berhe,
            I don’t understand most of what you said…

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Lebam,

            Thank you for sharing. Sometimes those thoughts cross my mind, but I would struggle to believe. I think those of us who really want to have an Eritrea which is at peace with itself and with its neighbours need to focus on our vision. As long as we stayed the course we shouldn’t be distracted from our end game.

            I don’t know if you had a chance to listen the speech of Ibrahim Omer at the New Zealand parliament.

            I was thinking about you and I think we have a partner that we can depend on who can help us spend the words on our path to join the commonwealth countries.

            https://youtu.be/aYNdvKXpH4E

            We really need to have big long term ambitious plans and forget this chiq chiq ms ezom Tufushat.

            Berhe

          • Lebam

            Selam Berhe,

            Sorry for the delayed reply. I just watched his speech and it was amazing. At first I was paying too much attention to his English and I guess my gift to trash people got in the way, but then I got emotional the more I listened to his story. Really heart warming, so thank you for sharing.

            Yes, I agree that we need to focus on the long term and forget the bickering. However, thanks to our geographically favourable location, I fear we won’t be left alone.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Lebam,

            I am glad to hear. I had made sure to listen with my family to make sure they know the struggle we get through and what’s possible when they work hard and never forget where they come from.

            I have a neighbour from New Zealand (the only person that I know) and I can’t wait to tell him next time I see him.

            The more I think about, I think the lack of long term plan is what destroying our country and its future. Let’s be realistic, we will be able to fend off any adversary that can come on our way. I think we chose to make others problem our problems and we immerse ourselves where it doesn’t really concern us (in direct ways). There are many countries, smaller than us, souranded by much larger and hostile neighbours and they managed to do well. Such as Taiwan/China, Israel/Arab countries, Singapore/ Indonesia, Ireland / UK.

            Our people are doing well where ever they are and we are scattered everywhere doing ok in our own but we don’t do much collectively to advance our country.

            Today I come across this two brilliant girls.

            Timnit Gebru, co-leader of Google’s Ethical Artificial Intelligence team, who is in the news because she was fired from Google. She was born and grew up in Ethiopia born to Eritrean parents. Her bio says she left Ethiopia to Ireland during the deportation of Eritreans and got her PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford.

            https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cnet.com/google-amp/news/google-ai-ethicist-says-she-was-fired-for-an-email-1400-googlers-sign-letter-supporting-her/

            Aida Habtezion, associate professor of medicine is taking a leave of absence from Stanford joining Pfizer as chief medical officer. I don’t know what she will be responsible for, but from the look of it, Pfizer being one of the first pharmaceutical companies who announced the vaccine for Corona virus, I can imagine how significant her role will be.

            https://medicine.stanford.edu/news/current-news/standard-news/habetzion-joins-pfizer.html?fbclid=IwAR0VC1nzzg7QggjdyXswtk6ZfasdQJVBjqlyYIPCIpRFSMM_WAcolsfaEC8

            In other words, we need a national professional society and organization that brings every Eritrean together and focus in our selves and our future.

            Our narration is dominated by those who have very narrow and closed agenda and they are doing all the talking and planing for us for far too long.

            Berhe

          • Lebam

            Hey Berhe,

            You make som valid points, and so did Semere T’s comments revolving Eritreas sovereignty. But, let us not forget the snakes lurking around every corner. If I could choose a profession and get good pay, it would be chopping snake heads. Listen to Amanuel Eyasu’s (Asena) speeches about Eritrea and his wish to have the Eritrean army defeated, as in killed. I agree with much of your sentaments, but let’s not take the threat from inside, or outside, lightly.

            I personally don’t support the “opposition”, (worst opposition) nor do I support the government. I have no affiliations whatsoever. My intention and desire is strictly Eritreas betterment.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Lebam,

            I agree I am not suggesting that we ignore the internal, external threat but we need to build our capacity and our focus that advance our people and our countries future. I believe the most majority of our people want to advance their lives and live in peace.

            And the only way to fight threat is through education and advancement and not by chasing our youth away so they can be victims to blackmail as well as propaganda. It’s really surprising to me, when TPLF and their puppets accusing Eritrean stealing, doors and windows from Tigray that Eritreans go out of their way to not only accept this accusation but go beyond to declare their allegiance to Tigray.

            Amanuel Iyasu has reached the bottom in his reputation and I don’t think he will come back from this. He has totally lost his campus and this will be the beginning of the end for his network.

            It’s quite disappointing specially at this stage that they have to mud their names with unverified and unconfirmed stories accusing wrong doing of our country and our soldiers.

            And this is in the back drop of the missiles being fired to our country.

            Berhe

          • Lebam

            Hi again Berhe,

            Yes, I first read about Timnit Gebru when Simon posted about her. Too bad he doesn’t focus on Eritrean affairs more and become an asset to the cause as a talented writer/poster, instead of posting far-right propaganda that benefits the orange bully.

            Eritreans like Timnit and Aida Habtezion make me incredibly proud and they are role models for our children. The fact that they are women adds some extra weight to it too.

            Timnit claims to have been fired because of critizesing Google’s diversity, equity and inclusion operation. She apperantly made a list of demands, some claim she made an ultimatum if they weren’t met. I would love to read the original mail to make a better assessment of the situation. Nevertheless, I support Timnit and getting fired that easily only confirms the lack of security employees have in America, and in Google in particular.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Lebam,

            They are in the world of their own, really.

            Here you can find more to the story of Timnit.
            https://www.platformer.news/p/the-withering-email-that-got-an-ethical

            Here also related story.
            https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/12/04/1013294/google-ai-ethics-research-paper-forced-out-timnit-gebru/

            Pleasantly surprised she along with another Ethiopian computer scientist Rediet Abebe, co-founded Black in AI.

            https://blackinai2020.vercel.app/

            Berhe

        • Abi

          መምህር
          እንደ ዘንድሮ የምናገረው አጥሮኝ አያውቅም::
          Echoing the munch is outright nasty. አፋቸውን ከፍተው የሚያላምጡ ባለጌዎች ናቸው::
          The virtual hidden rats are dumbest, loudest and vision less of all.

    • Hashela

      Ayneta

      The only formidable, strategic and natural ally was Eritrea. Thanks to the greed and short-slightness of Melles and Co, Tigrayan people are now lonely, isolated, and lost everything.
      Congratulation!!!

    • EritreanHillBilly

      Hello Ayeta,
      I still remember image of Starving Ethiopian from 1985 famine. I also remember the refugee camps in Gedaref Sudan. If six months ago you told me that Tigrayan refugee would be running into Sudan without anything- I would say you have lost your mind.
      However, the demise of TPLF is reflective of what generally happens in Africa country. A rebel movement topples a dictator and takes over and once they get power they want to hold on to it until they die. This is norm in Africa and not outlier. The one exception I can think about is Jerry Rawling in Ghana. He took power eliminated corruption and mis-management and then handover power to civil government. Ghana has been a vibrant democracy ever since.
      The TPLF were always living off borrowed time and they didn’t have someone shrewd as Meles. They also didn’t want to handover power and enjoy their last remaining years on earth.
      We got a feudal warlord in Eritrea who has been in power for 30+ years with no sight of him handing over anything. He also lives on borrowed time.
      In Horn, we are entering the technocrat age away from autocratic age. The TPLF and IA are from autocratic age. Their demise might be look fast but it is a gradual and normal process.

    • Nitricc

      the respect I have for Tigray people an inch for showing the rest of Ethiopia that they don’t have to take no s*** from no central government

      Ayneta; i think you have too much respect for TPLF and left nothing for your self. They started the war! they keel an army that protected them for 21 years while the army was sleep. I hate when people go stupid. What do you want PMAA to do? Because you are corrupted, you can’t see the corrupted TPLF. you can’t. They started the war and they will pay for it with their lives and TPLF is dead in the worst way possible. I am sure you are a tigryan but ashamed to say so.

    • Peace!

      Hi Ayneta,

      My condolences. Please admit a defeat and refrain from making lame excuses. Meles was the leader of TPLF that’s responsible for squandering ample opportunities, and his evil ideology has finally backfired swiftly with no room to salvaging anything. You didn’t seem to know this was coming, perhaps you spent too much of your time and energy disparaging Ghedli and not reading the circumstances properly.

      Peace!

  • Consolation

    Hello folks,

    Like millions in our neighbourhood, I have been enjoying the demise of the TPLF thugs. The total obliteration of this worthless gang of thieves has made the ending of this horrible year has made me forget all the angst about covid and its debilitating effects. It is doubtful that anything remotely similar to the downfall of the Weyane has happened anywhere in the world. Based on nothing other than their own lies, the TPLF and the people of Tigray brainwashed themselves to imagine that they are an invincible force to be reckoned with. I have been viewing past interviews with various Tigrayans with utter amazement at the hubris and bravado that has overwhelmed them. The TPLF has committed a lot of heinous crimes but I am now convinced that their greatest crime may be what they have done to the educated Tigrayan generation that has come of age in the past twenty years, that is Tigrayans who are say under 40. What will happen to them when they finally wake up to the realities of the total defeat of Tigray is hard to imagine. As one can clearly see with what is happening to the assena, meskerem net, yiakle crowd, the suffering of the Eritrean traitors is not going to be any less traumatic. Specially when you consider that most of them are in the December of their life.

    ፈጣሪኡ ረሲዑ: ኣብ ስልጣን ዘዕረጎ
    ቀሮ ፋኖ ረሲዑ: ብእምኒ ከምዝሰጎጎ
    ብትዕቢት ሓቢጡ: ወያነ ከም ጎጎ
    መሲልዎ ኔይሩ: ዘየለ ዝበልጾ ዝዳረጎ::

    ጥልመት ኮይኑዎ: ናየቦ ናየበሓጎ
    መዓልትኻ ኣኺላ: ኢሉዎ ኣባጅጎ
    ክጎብጦ ወሰነ: ንሰሜናዊ እዚ ክዘርጎ
    ዝቕተል ቀቲሉ: ንብረቱ ከሕድጎ::

    ሞይቱ ዝተባህለ፡ ታሪኹ ኣማዕረጎ
    ግዜ ኣየወሰድሉን ንጃንዳ ክጸራርጎ
    ሓደ ብሓደ ካብ ከተማታት ከሳጕጎ
    ካብ መቐለ’ውጺኡ፡ ኣብ በዓቲ ከመሽጎ::

    መን ኣሎ ወያነ: ዘይለኸፎ ዘይባሕገጎ
    ሞት ናይዚ ጠላም: መን ኣሎ ዘይብህጎ
    ዘየምስግነ: ነቲ ካብ ሱሩ ዝሓግሓጎ
    ኢንትሮፍ እቲ ኸዳዕ: ብገንዘብ ዝዓደጎ::

    • Abi

      Hello Consolation
      Long time no talk. Glad to see you back.
      ይህ ይአክል የሚባለው እንትን ( thingy) ወያኔ በእስተእርጅና ወልዶት ሳያሳድገው የሞተበት ጏዕለ ማውታ ( orphan) ነው::

      • Consolation

        Hi Abi,

        Thanks. The ይኣክል (ይበቃል) crowd have a weird sense of timing. Shouting enough to winners is very odd. And now, while the TPLF thugs are quarantined in a couple of bunkers in Hagere Selam, we have some die-hard Weyane stooges serenading Tigrayan fighters who have run from Humera to Mekele in two weeks. Very weird.

        • Abi

          Hello Consolation
          I like to see the bright side of all this mess. These roadrunners who made it Humera to Mekele in two weeks are the future Olympic gold medal winners in sprinting and long distance running.

    • Kokhob Selam

      Hi Cons.

      You came late, we were expecting you not today..and now you up vote for yourself which there is a saying “እዛ ጉዋለይ መን ንኣዳ….” or “ባዕላኻ ንኣዳ ማይ ዘንጋዳ….”

      KS,,

    • Semere Tesfai

      Selam Consolation

      ደባስ!……….. ደባስ!……….
      ክላ ግደፎ ደባስ……
      ነዚ ‘ሞ……… ሕጂ ‘ታይ ክንዛረበሉ
      ከነዕርፍ፡ ክንቀስን፡ ትንፋስ ክንረክብ ኢሉ
      ኣምላኽ – ብእዋኑ፡ ሰቡ ኣኪቡ’ሎ ባዕሉ

      ብማርያም ኢለካ፡ ብጻድቃን
      ኣይልዓልን ‘ዩ፡ ስም ሬሳታት ምዉታን

      ሓጥያቶም፡ ኣምላኽ ባዕሉ ይቑጸሮ
      ንሕና – ‘ት ንቡር ንግበር – ‘ት ንቡር ናይ ቀባሮ

      ‘ንዝጊ ይጥዓሞ ኢልና……. ልቢ የዕቢና…..

      ጸሎትን ፍትሓትን፡ ንግበረሎም
      ጉድጓድ ኩዒትና፡ ሓመድ-ኣዳም ነልብሶም
      ንዐኦም – “ኣምላኽ – ኣፍደጊኡ ከፊቱ ይቀበሎም”
      ንቐረቦም፡ ንቢተሰቦም፡ ንፈተውቶም ድማ
      ክእለቱን ጽሮቱን ይሃቦም
      ኢልና፡ ካብዛ ዓለም ነፋንዎም

      ደባስ፡ ጥዑም ዘረባ ንመን ጎዲኡ!!!

      ሰመረ ተስፋይ

      • Haile S.

        ሰላም ሰመረ ተስፋይ

        ይበል ይበል ግጥሚ! ወይ ዝወረዶ ኣምላኽ !

        ወይ ዝወረዶ ኣምላኽ፡ ኣካብ ኮይኑ ኩሉ
        ክሓጥእ ዝነበረ ምስ ቅንጣብ ዘይብሉ

        ሓደ ሓደ እዋን’ሲ ኣይጠራጠርን’ዶ
        ኣነ ድየ ፈጢረዮ ነዚ እናበለ እምበር’ዶ!

        ነዚ ማርያም ጽዮን ዝሳለም ብከንፈር እንዳስዓመ
        ኣሕዋቱ ንኽቐትል ብጥይት ብሾተል እንዳቐራሰመ

        ነዚ ውሃብ ጥዋፍ ጉቦ መስቀል፡ ተኸዳኒ ጻዕዳ ነጸላ
        ቀታሊት ሽጉጥን መዝሙር ዳዊትን፡ ብሓደ ዝሓብኣላ
        ካይርኣየ እንዳኣመነ እንከሎ፡ እንዳርኣየ ሓቂ ዝጉልብበላ

        ነዚ ክቐትል ክዕምጽ እንከሎ ዝጅምር ብጸሎት
        ካራይ ኣብልሓለይ ኢሉ ዝልምን ሓቦ ምስ ተኽእሎት

        ፍሉይ መንግስተ ምድሪ ትሃሉ ነቶም ብጹኣን ናይ ብሓቂ
        ምስ እዞም ቀተልቲ ካይትንስእ ካብ ልቡ ዝፈርህ ንጽድቂ

      • Consolation

        Selamat Semere,

        I have been thinking a way of measuring evil. I have come up with a metric which I call devilry quotient (DQ, analogous to IQ). If God has a DQ of 0 and the Devil 100, then when the TPLF thugs arrive at the gates of hell, where the DQ of every client is measured, even the master Devil will wonder at their score. It couldn’t possibly be less than 90. Pity their IQ was not as high as that!

    • Ayneta

      Cosolation:
      Nothing surprising coming from you. I am sure someone [not you] will write similar poem about PFDJ after Isaias is gone.

      • Consolation

        Ayneta,

        I suppose you belong to the set of Tigryans brainwashed to imagine that you are an exceptional people. The TPLF was good at looting Ethiopia and inflating Tigrayan egos. The looted wealth is now disappearing and the inflated egos are getting deflated. What you need now is not to wallow in denial but deep reflection about what a horrible monster the TPLF thugs were. The sooner you accept your defeat and embark on the other stages of your grief, the better for your eventual recovery. Tigrayans should stop lying to yourselves, As Plats said over 2400 years ago, “The worst of all deceptions is self-deception.”

  • Brhan

    Thank you Gedab for the news,

    It is good news to know that the Eritrean Refugees in Adi Harish and Mai Aini are safe and my prayers that the refeugees in Shemeliba and Hntsats are protected and safe.

    As for “Diaspora Ethiopians continue to spread hate speeches to agitate for more bloodshed through social media platforms”. They must be stopped. And as charity starts from home, they must be stopped at this great website: awate.com

  • Abi

    Hello Residents and Visitors
    Soon the map showing the two kilils will go through a major adjustments from south, north and west. To make things less complicated for the less initiated, the map will look like pre 1991.
    ከጎረቤት ክልሎችና አገሮች በስርቆት የመጡት መሬቶች ለህጋዊ ባለቤቶቻቸው ይመለሳሉ::

    • Hashela

      Abi

      የታላቋ ትግራይ ህልማቸው ወደ ትንሹ ትግራይ መርታል።
      sorry for the grammar. I promise to improve!

      • Abi

        Hashela
        “የሰው ፈላጊ የራሱን ያጣል”
        At the beginning of the war I asked the geometry experts in this forum to tell me whether Tigray
        A- Triangulated
        B- Squared
        C-Circled
        D- All of the above

        Now, I believe I got the right answer.
        Tigray is Halved!

      • Nitricc

        Hey Hashela i have a question for you. Now that The empty bravado and the inflated pride of Tigryans have already hit the ground. It is a very dangerous situation from that high to go this low in a very short time. How do you think the Tigryans move forward? Their ego is destroyed and dead. Does this make them live in harmony with others or the opposite?

        • Kim Hanna

          Selam Nitricc,

          Let me highlight a couple of points. The direct answer …. your question to Hashela, I imagine most Tigrians feel the same way you felt in 2000 when the Ethiopian Army was in Barentu considering the way to Asmara. Not good.
          TPLF is made up of humans, made big mistakes. The law and history will judge them.

          As to the people in general you are talking about in such a manner, take a stock.
          I grew up with Tigreys of both kinds.(yours and mine) They are good people. They are smart, intelligent and courageous folks. They are extremely good looking, specially their women, and they will be fine. Cut them a little slack.
          I want them to know, at least those who visit this sight, as a proud Amhara, I love them. I will set aside the TPLF politics to let them know my respect and love for the people of all Tigreys is not diminished. I do feel the pain on all sides and hopefully soon within months we will all talk politics of a different sort.

          Mr. K.H

          • Nitricc

            They are good people. They are smart, intelligent and courageous folks. They are extremely good looking, specially their women, and they will be fine. Cut them a little slack.

            Hi KIM; you sound like a white man, lol Anyway intelligent and courageous people won’t shoot their own army when asleep. Anyway i did feel anything in 2000. At least it took two three years. your “courageous” lost the whole killil in 15 days. you must subtract the two 72 hours ultimatum. I am just amaze how the tigryans, no bones.

          • EritreanHillBilly

            Nitricc,
            you don’t mince words. 15 days- I was expecting a country with 200k+ military to last a year or stalemate. I was shocked how quickly they took over the Mekelle.

          • Abi

            Hello EHB
            It takes more than 15 days for a regular mail to reach Mekele from Addis.
            ዶ/ር አቢይ እጃችሁን ስጡ ብሎ የላከው ደብዳቤ መቀሌ ሳይደርሱ ጦሩ መቀሌ ደረሰ:: ጦሩ በFedEx መሆን አለበት የተሰማራው::

          • Hashela

            Selam Kim

            My conclusion is that you haven’t been in Eritrea and haven’t seen Eritrean women. Once you do, you will come back here with a በግ/ፍየል as an apology:)

          • EritreanHillBilly

            Hello Hashela,
            when it comes to physical appearance- I never tell the difference between Tigrian from Ethiopia or Eritrean from Kebessa. They eat the same food and pray to the same faith and speak same language.
            I don’t think anyone can tell the difference between an Austrian and Swiss German speaker. Maybe a slight variation but same song.
            If you can please share.

          • Hashela

            Selam EHB

            If Erirea=Kebessa, then you are right.

          • Ayneta

            Kim Hanna:
            Niricc now is directly insulting the Tigray people . It is no more my-issue-is-with-TPLF-not-the-people falsehood. He decries how Eritrean people suffered at the hands of Ethiopia rulers but he doesn’t bestow same consideration to Tigray people. The hypocrisy is astounding.

            My hat off for you, sir. Your message is powerful.

          • Nitricc

            Niricc now is directly insulting the Tigray people It is no more my-issue-is-with-TPLF-not-the-people falsehood

            Ayneta; you and the supporters of the thugs told us that there is no difference between TPLF and the people. you said that, stick with it.

    • Selam Abi,
      Inter ethnic borders may disappear all together, God willing. Instead, we may have borders between regions. This may curb the tendency for ethnonationalism and chauvinism that destroyed tplf.
      Ethiopians may one day say that they had been there, in the land of ethnic federalism. They saw it, experienced it, and they hated it. It was a sinister invention by an evil group called tplf.
      Let me ask you, for how long do you think that the rats will be hiding in their holes in the mountains of tigray, surrounded by the NC, and Abiy watching them from his office? Today the worst thing is to be a tplf official or supporter.

      • Abi

        Hello Horizon
        I hope in the near future all
        – ethnic based parties banned
        – ethnic federation abolished
        – the artificial borders abolished
        – local armies disappear and replaced by police
        Everything based on ethnicity should be banned.

        The hidden rats will be out of their holes as soon as the whisky drenched ኮሾሮ run out of stock. ( curtesy of Hashela)

    • Simon Kaleab

      Abi,

      You have been expressing frenzied emotions of hatred in your posts lately.

      Why do you the TPLF with so much bitterness? What did they do you?

      Is it because

      -They defeated the Derg
      -They are ethnic Tigrayans
      -They are ‘dictators and killers’
      -They are ‘corrupt’
      -They set up a federal system
      -A combination of the above?

      • iSem

        Hi Simon:
        Not addressing Ras Abi direclty,but there is a nostalgia for his majesty as one of our Ethiopian awatista called Abiye Ahmed. Some, you know, who are missing his Majesty, the king of kings HS and you are smart you can figure out why.. But that will not be good for Ethiopia, you can call me prophet Semere:-)

        The reason is this: Despite the corruption, despite the other stupid things TPLF did and there are many, myopic steps they took that has send them back to “dedebit”, tunder TPLF Ethiopians tested the federal system TPLF shrewdly established and tasted prosperity before Abiy called his party PP. And Ethiopians, did some good and did well during the 30 years under TPLF rule, so except those who are feeling nostalgic to bow down in the strees when HS passed so they can get one birr, the majority of Ethiopians though they hated TPLF they liked what they tested and also tasted. These are facts. And Tigrayans after a century of shame they have tasted freedom, and madeTigray shine, but it has been challenged now and like the Jews are so rightly paranoid about any hint of anti semetisism the TIgrayans will rather die like the Massad complex instead of returning to the century of shame under you know who
        Abiye’s idea of federalism will not work, am not saying it is entirely bad but it will not work forTigray, it will not work for Oromos and even the others, it may work for the you who, those who are missing his majesty HS, it will only work if there is subjugation of other peoples, dominating their languages and culture. I did not start school during HS but when I my cousin who was in grade 6 in 1975 he told me that he had an exercise book that depicted HS and his children photos?

        Even the TPLF idea of federalism had worked for those who miss HS, but they miss their king, they miss the “equal opportunity murderer” Mengistu as they call him. Even PHD was so enamored by Mengistu that he had to facebook a photo embracing the butcher of Ethiopia but what can I say these people love their meat, even if it is human

        BTW, you pissed me the other day, channeling Trump, calling Biden demented,: conservative good, trump bad, GOP has become cult whatever happened to small government, support military and all the GOP ideas, Hsebellu:-)

        • Simon Kaleab

          Selam Semere A.,

          The TPLF had no role in the removal of Haile Selassie, the quiet assassin. It was Mengistu’s, the killer donkey, Derg that did it.

          • iSem

            Hi Simo:
            I know, I am not that young:-)
            What I meant was some one is missing the era of HS, if not that they would go for Dergi because of the reason I outline, that is the issue, TPLF with all its stupidity was the best government that Ethio has ever produced ever

          • Simon Kaleab

            Selam Semere A.,

            I understand what you mean.

            For the older generation, Haile Selassie is first choice and Mengistu is second. Mengistu was butchering them and robbing their money (he had a safe at home stuffed with foreign currency-you can verify this with Major Dawit), the best the cowardly Ethiopians could do was to complain privately about being ruled by a ’slave’. Only the Tigrayans rose up and fought.

            But the TPLF blundered big time:

            -The local Tigrayan hot heads killed visiting Eritrean army officers
            -They indiscriminately expelled Eritreans from Ethiopia
            -They refused to accept the border ruling
            -They tried to strangle Eritrea economically and politically
            -They conspired with Eritrean opposition groups

            Now, in the time of their great need, there is nobody available to help because all bridges are destroyed.

        • Berhe Y

          Hi iSem,

          ዓቀብ ተረኣኹ ጥራጥ ይመጸኒ በለት ኣድጊ ድዩ ዝበሃል:). And now every time I see your comments, I can’t help but disagree.

          TPLF with all its stupidity was the best government that Ethio has ever produced ever

          This may be the case, but why do you think this is absolute truth here?

          Abiye's idea of federalism will not work, am not saying it is entirely bad but it will not work for Tigray, it will not work for Oromos and even the others, it may work for the you who, those who are missing his majesty HS, it will only work if there is subjugation of other peoples, dominating their languages and culture..

          Leaving guesses aside, why do you think there is Abiy idea of federalism? You know and I know we live in the same country which has federal system, how is it different from Ethiopia?

          What is really the difference between PP and EPRDF from political party point of view. From what I can see;

          1) EPRDF is a co-coalition of political parties made of different ethnic parties.
          2) PP is a single party (merged all the other parties).

          What really is the difference?

          Berhe

          • Brhan

            Hello Berhe,
            I believe Ethiopia is still ruled by EPRDF political system and I am saying this because the country’s constitution is still not changed.
            We have to see PP’s. Now, there is one dialouges about what it will do and I think that is what iSem predcting. But the other, we do not know it yet and this not because PP do not have its blue print ( it may have) but things have to be done consititutionaly and above all people must be engaged.
            Now I can buy to both of you double double so that together we can climb the hill with out ጥራጥ.
            N/B Berehe there is an interesting article ( I will provide link tomorrow) but try to read Jewar Mohammed’s article that he sent it from his jail at Qaliti-Finfine-just google the website awashpost.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Brhan,

            What I am getting irritated is, people make us stuff but they don’t seem back up with facts, I am not taking about iSem.

            For example, I hear the argument is between between Abiy government and EPRDF was the they were for federalism and he is for ኣሁዳዊ (unitary) I think it means.

            I have asked few times, and no body seems to give an answer how is the PP unitary in the first place? To me from the look of it, it seems the three parties or more and merged to create a single party. Where as EPRDF was a coalition of parties.

            You are right the constitution has not changed and they constitution doesn’t really care how parties are formed.

            So why people accuse Abiy that he want to rule from the center and wants to bring back the King time?

            This is what I am trying to get at.

            Thank you for the offer, will take up on that:). I prefer shehani ful at african delight;).

            Berhe

          • Brhan

            Hello Berhe,
            First, I believe it is ኣሃዳዊ from ኣሃድ which is ግዕዝ. Those experts in Geez can correct me. PP can be Unitary or at least PMAA but PP is not the only political party.According to a witness in today’s US congressional hearing there are 140 (if I am not mistaken) in Ethiopia). How do your reach to an agreement? I think there is a long way, but the most important part will be institutionalization of a political processes from A to Z. And this is not unique to Ethiopia but also Eritrea. West of the border , the Sudan , they are already in it.

            Secondly Ethiopia has proved again and again that no one can’t be a dictator there. It is a vast country with 100+ million people and a lot of mountains. It is not fertile for dictators. I think our dictator might think he is blessed with geography and demography comparing to his new friend PMAA. But that is relatively speaking. Most of the West African countries that get rid of their dictators are similar in size and poupulation to Eritrea. But they showed bloodsheds. That I do not want wish to happen in Eritrea.

            Lastaly Abiy is aware about the country he is leading and its past and recent history with regard to dictatorship. Also, he is in the middle and struggling to balance between Unitary and federalism supporters. Can he compromise, can the two compromise, time will tell.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Brhan,

            How do your reach to an agreement? You don’t have to. The political parties do not have an obligation to unite for any reason other than for their own selfish self.

            In case of EPRDF, if I am not mistaken, the parties chose Abiy to be the leader and once he is a leader he brought the agenda of uniting the coalition to a single party. Has nothing to do with the people, the region or anything else but pure party internal matters. TPLF chose not to join but the rest did. The other opposition parties who are not members of EPRDF have no business how the party united or merged.

            If the majority in party chose not to support his agenda, again that’s for the political party internal matters. The people, the only hope they have is, during the next election, either to support Abiy political party and give him the vote he needs to run. If he doesn’t get, the party becomes history…and replaced by another party or coalition or who ever get the majority of seats.

            I am not in favors of any pre-arranged formation of party that gives the means for people to share power. This leaders to corruption and this will create corruption, ethnicity and other less desired culture.

            If there are 140 political parties and PP has the majority and it has the means to campaign while the rest are divided and streched they will not win any seat. If election happens, they will be united and form another political party that can run against Abiy and have any chance of winning.

            I also think Ethiopia should have state parilament that votes it’s states. So the people can chose their federal representative and their state representative.

            It’s too much a stretch to have federal state which is far off from the states.

            Berhe

          • Brhan

            Hello Berhe,
            What you said would be applicable if the country did not see new political developments: such as the devasting war that is going on now. Also the jailing of thousand of polticians, activists and journalists (before the war). The way out like I mentioned before is to have another poltical process that addresses this new political development before talking about running an election.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Brhan,

            I think the jailed journalist, activists and journalist is , as far as I know is in the courts. If it lacks transparency and accountability, the government should be pressed to respect their constitutional rights.

            As to the current war, I don’t it should be an excuse for delaying the election or negotiate for different outcome. That defeats the whole purpose of rule of law. The TPLF started the war and I don’t know, as hard as the decision is, unfortunately there isn’t much the federal government must do.

            I think Abiy or who ever comes next, they need to have the election to establish legitimacy and move the country to transition.

            The decision should be left for the people to make decision (via election) and should not left up to politicians to decide.

            I think, from Abiy government point of view, I think he would have to bank on the “war” and would probably a good time to capitalize on it.

            Berhe

          • Selam Berhe Y.,

            This is how I see it, right or wrong. PP is not a unitary party. It is a National Party, the type of party which was missing in Ethiopia, thanks to tplf’s anti-ethiopian stand. The term Ethiopian Nation is nowhere to be seen in the tplf constitution, I think, and a pan-national party was discouraged by tplf, because tplf came to destroy ethiopia. PP was created to avert tplf’s plan to disintegrate the county.
            Tplf is scared of ethiopian unity, for the obvious reason as we saw with this war. Its plan was to separate and weaken so as to rule ethiopia, loot the country to create greater tigray, and leave ethiopia disintegrated so that ethnic regions are nonviable and they will fall under the modern-day colonizers, tplf. They incited a fear atmosphere by using the past, instilled in the psyche of ethiopian ethnic groups that ethiopian unity means a unitary system under amhara hegemony, etc.
            Tplf survived with lies, deceit, crimes, hate, etc, being a mafia group. No wander it creates conspiracy theories to serve it’s sinister purpose, and some willfully gullible people are echoing what tplf says.
            For example tplf knows very well that Abiy is not against all forms of federalism, one ethnic group cannot rule ethiopia again, we saw it with tplf, and the great majority of Ethiopians stand for ethiopian unity. It has no way to trick ethiopians without lying. That is what tplf supporters are doing.
            The main point is that those who call themselves federalists stand for the disintegration of Ethiopia, and on the contrary, those who stand for ethiopian national unity are demeaned and demonized as unionist. With the demise of tplf, Ethiopia will be reborn, to the dismay of tplf supporters..

          • Hashela

            Selam Horizon

            TPLF was not only scared of Ethiopian unity, but it was scared of Eritrean unity, Somalian unity, South Sudanese unity. Therefore, TPLF was busy honing its tricks of creating ethnic and region discord and friction across the region

            I am struggling to find an organization that is comparable to TPLF in its perfidy.

          • Abi

            Hashela
            You will find the comparison in the Bible:)
            ሰይጣን በእባብ ተመስሎ …

          • Hashela

            Abi

            actually, there is an organization. It was called NSDAP

          • Abi

            Hashela
            What is it?

          • Hashela

            Abi

            you are revealing a HUGE gap in your education. National Sozialistisch Deutsche Arbeiter Partei (NSDAP)

          • Abi

            Hashela
            I didn’t want to pretend knowledgeable by asking uncle google.
            ዘኮነ ኮይኑ አምላክ የወያኔን ተንኮል ካየ በሗላ ሰይጣንን ይቅር ብሎታል::

          • Hashela

            Abi

            Yes, God will have to change the scale of evilness, and dismiss Evil as he miserably failed to compete with TPLF

          • Abi

            Hashela
            የወያኔ ሃጥያት ሚዛን ደፊ ነው::
            ” የሃጥያት ደሞዙ ሞት ነው” ይላል ታላቁ መፅሐፍ::

          • Selam Abi and Hashela,
            One can also portray tplf as the Sirenes in Greek mythology due to their sinister plan for Ethiopia and Ethiopians.
            The sirenes lured sailors who passed by their island with their enchanting music and beautiful voices, until the sailors suffered shipwreck on the rocks off their island and were destroyed.
            Ethnic federalism of subjugated ethnic groups, equality although some are more equal than others, three meals a day while Ethiopians slept hungry, pax-tplf under the gun, our way or the highway otherwise ethiopia is not meant to be, we rob and kill you and you should be grateful for that because we freed you, etc, were the lyrics of tplf’s songs of crime for ethiopia. That was the reality on the ground. Many were not aware of tplf’s sinister and deadly plan and they clapped for it.

          • Abi

            Hello Horizon
            I’m tempted to believe in miracles.
            They conspired for more than 45 years and demolished in 15 days.
            ይህን ጉድ ተአምር አይደለም ካልከኝ የመጨረሻችን ነው:)

            ወይአነ!

          • Hashela

            Abi

            for every miracle, there is a shrine. Please build one close to the Humera-Oma Hajer bridge so we can visit it even during the rainy season.

          • Abi

            Hashela
            Your demand is my command!

          • Hashela

            Hi Horizon

            I like your analogy of the Greek mythology. The only caveat I see in that analogy is that TPLF’s sirenes didn’t have beautiful voice.

          • Abay

            Dear Horizon

            You did strike the nail on the head. You have clear understanding of what is going on. TPLF initially started as a liberation front for the succession of Tigrai hopefully in unity with the Tigrigna speaking people of Eritrea. That did not happen. Next, they tried to design an ethnical divide and rule, inciting one ethnic group against the other. They are harvesting the evil deeds they saw, dying by the very sword they killed. This, episode, hopefully, is going to be the beginning of the end. Those who were hoping for TPLF bringing down PIA, it is not working. They have to do the job themselves.
            Regards
            Abay

        • Amde

          Selam iSem,

          There was nothing “shrewd” about the Federal system they established.

          It was stupid from the get go, and it operated exactly as they designed it. It would logically enhance the power of the larger units and any other smaller unit would be superfluous.

          Once they were dislodged from Addis they had no more leverage. They had essentially created Amhara nationalism,. They amplified Oromo nationalism assuming they are so smart they will forever direct it at the Amhara. They had no systemic safeguards for the small against the large. They had built up a deep well of dislike among many of their supposed ethnic allies. It was inevitable that at some point Amhara and Oromo nationalists would figure out they didn’t really need to tolerate TPLF and it’s perennial spoiler role and that’s what happened. And it turns out that even the most gullible had figured out the federation was a sham to ensure TPLF supremacy so nobody came to their rescue.

          No, pretty much everything that happened to TPLF is of their own doing. And the federation they designed is at the top of it. Even they didn’t believe in their own federation – the whole reason they went to war was to “negotiate” a better deal between themselves and the central government by force of arms. If it was a matter of principle why is Tigray any different than Sudan or Somali killil? No, they wanted an “extra-constitutional” deal, just for themselves, which they wanted to dictate by holding stolen arms at the head of essentially the whole world who would supposedly kowtow out of fear they would blow up the whole of the horn of Africa.

          People might get vicarious thrill about how the “Amhara” are getting their comeuppance because of this Federation, but at the end of the day, schadenfreude cannot replace the dilemma these idiots have now put Tigray. Tigray essentially is back 50 years in it’s political history (even worse), and it was all entirely predictable. They have designed Ethiopian politicis to devolve into a competitive bloodsport between Amhara and Oromo ethnonationalists – where the others (i.e. like the Tigrayans) have to “take sides” or pray that the two big boys won’t wreck the whole neighborhood.

          This Federation has to change. It is a series of time bombs waiting to go off.

          Amde

          • Abi

            Amdachin
            ምነው አመዴን ቡን አደረከው!
            እንኳን ደህና መጣህልኝ::

          • Amde

            ክብር ራስ አቢ

            እንደምን አሉልን።

            ያካባቢያችን ቦጠሊቃ የሽበት ፋፍሪካ ስለሆነ ወጊድ ብንለው አልርቅ አለን እኮ።

            Amde

          • Abi

            አምደብርሃን
            ብትጠፋብኝ እኮ ጭለማ ዋጠኝ:: እንደው ጣጥለኸኝ ጥፍት አልክብኝ አያ! እንደው ሰው ያስባል ይጨነቃል አይባልም? ሰው ተጨካከነ እናንተዬ!

            ቦለጢቃው ሊረጋጋ የደረሰ ይመስላል:: ካልደፈረሰ አይጠራም ብለህ ነበር::
            ቦጠሊቃ እንደ ጥላ ነው:: ተከትሎን የሚዞር::

          • Aligaz G

            Amde,

            You make the current dispensation sound like a crazy social experiment cooked up by some radical leftists with the added benefit of power consolidation. What changes do you recommend?

          • Nitricc

            Sir Amde; where the hake have you been? Rumer has it, you were dispatched to Dansha front battling the weyane, lol I agree Tigray is back where they start 46 years ago, only in the worst situation. Back then they may had nothing but they had no enemies. I think the federation can work if excuted justly. As far as the bomb going of, just did, thanks to the greedy TPLF. Nice to hear from you.

          • Peace!

            Hi Amde, Welcome back, where have you been?

            No doubt the current ethnic federalism needs a serious restructuring that dismantles the ethnic borders and ensures freedom and equality for all Ethiopians. I think the US style federalism seems working very well at least in terms of creating a strong citizenship composed of people from different backgrounds, and with that being a priority, a serious dialogue among all stakeholders for proportional wealth distribution is desperately needed for sustainable economic and political stability.

            Peace!

          • Saleh Johar

            Peace,
            I didn’t realize Ande is back! If he is here, I hope he sticks around in his cool and gentle demeanor as we knew him. Welcome Amde

          • Abi

            Selam Ato Saleh
            You have not been paying attention:)

          • Saleh Johar

            Ras Abi,
            You spoiled me. You have been an excellent referee and I tend to say, “the Ras will take care of it.” Thanks for being attentive and for serving the forum.

          • Abi

            Selam Ato Saleh
            Thanks for the vote of confidence.

      • Ayneta

        Simon:

        I will add a most likely reason: their need to control the political discourse of the country and Tigray was the only region which stood to their [Amhara] b***s**.

        Remember: Tigray single handily beat the Amhara dominated Dergue fair and square. People like Abi implicitly think the Amharas are the only ethnic group in Ethiopia who deserve to be at the helm of power and they will cut no slack for anyone who dare try to compete with them. I am sure they would have done the same thing if Oromos would come to power. In fact, there is already increasingly growing tension between Amhara and Oromo. Now that Tigray seems to be out of the picture, I am sure Amharas will target the Oromoo and it will be de javu.

    • Burhan Ali

      if you live long enough, you will see all victories turned into a defeat!

      • Abi

        Hello Burhan
        I’m sure you have lived long enough to witness victories turned into defeat. If you share your lived experience the forum will benefit greatly.

        I plan to live long enough to see victories flourish. I’m kind of “ a glass half full “ person.

        • Burhan Ali

          Hello Abi

          Don’t be too excited Abi, especially if you are around forty. According to the Roman Emperor-Philosopher Marcus Aurelius a man who lives to reach forty will live to see the totality of the past and that of the future.

          In his words:

          Look at the past—an empire on the debris of an empire—and
          from that, extrapolate the future: the same thing. No escape from the rhythm of events. Which is why observing life for forty years is as good as a thousand, there is nothing new here.

          But the American Historian Will Durant begs to differ on the question of the man of forty who sees all the past and the future by saying:

          “may be that man has to be a philosopher like the Emperor and an Emperor also like him”